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EducationKeep the Five Alive and Save the Rhino!

May 1, 2020 - If the Virginia Zoo had been open to the public today, we would have been celebrating Save the Rhino Day with our wonderful visitors, Zoo Keepers, and of course, our three southern white rhinoceroses. Luckily for us, rhinos are so … More »

Meet the PatientChecking in on Charo the Cheetah

April 28, 2020 - Name: Charo Sex: Female Species: Cheetah Age: 7 years Weight: 48 kg (105.8 lb) Reason for Visit: Dental exam and abdominal ultrasound Before the Zoo closed to the public, during a training session with Charo, Keepers noticed a discolored canine … More »

On the BlogResponsible Exotic Pet Ownership

April 26, 2020 - Pets. They come in all different shapes, sizes, colors and species. The most popular pets in the United States include cats and dogs (we saw that one coming), fish, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, horses and some reptiles. While … More »

Tales of the TailsWhat’s So Funny?

April 18, 2020 - Many bird species have been known for their ability to mimic sounds of humans, but there is one bird species whose call has not been influenced by humans, but eerily sounds like something we do – laugh. But no matter … More »

Animal UpdatesLuther is Living His Best Life

April 14, 2020 - While we are all still adapting to our new lifestyles, Luther has adapted to his quite as well, and we must admit it looks pretty fun compared to what some of us are doing at home! Luther is the Virginia … More »

Baby AnimalsYou’ll Love This New Baby Slow Much!

April 7, 2020 - The Virginia Zoo has something to celebrate. The Zoo had its first baby sloth birth on Sunday, March 8, 2020. This two-toed sloth is the first offspring for mom, Honey and dad, Mervin. Even though baby sloths are approximately 12-16 … More »

AnimealsEaster Egg Hunt for the Hogs

April 6, 2020 - When you think of animals and items that symbolize Easter, we can bet that you think of chicks, bunnies, baskets and egg hunts. This year the Virginia Zoo put a spin on a traditional Easter egg hunt, by incorporating a … More »

Baby NewsNo fooling – we have a new baby to celebrate!

April 5, 2020 - “Blip” is the name Zoo Keepers chose for the male bongo calf born on April Fool’s Day. He is the eighth calf for mom, Betty, and seventh for dad, Bob. Keepers said his extra big ears are like a “blip … More »