Zoo Keeper WeekKeeper Confidential | Bethany

July 22, 2019 - It’s National Zoo Keeper Week, a week to honor our dedicated animal care staff who work day in and day out through the blistering heat, frigid cold, soaking downpours and frightening hurricanes to take care of the animals at the … More »

AnimealsOne Big Bite

July 17, 2019 - Yesterday was World Snake Day and we decided to take advantage of a unique Animeals opportunity. In case you aren’t familiar with how snakes eat, we can tell you it’s not like humans or other animals. Get comfortable and curl … More »

New ArrivalsWe’re Bananas for Bella

July 11, 2019 - Meet Bella, or as her Keepers like to call her, Bella Bananas! Bella is a five year, 11-month-old Southern cassowary who arrived at the Zoo in late June from the White Oak Conservation Center in Florida. Bella comes to the … More »

ClimatesMarsh Madness

July 9, 2019 - In this blog series, we’ve journeyed across the world to discover the driest of habitats, the hottest environments, the most diverse areas and even the most barren locations. While we’ve featured various climates across the world, it’s time to bring … More »

Tales of the TailsThe Three Meerkateers

July 3, 2019 - The words “cute” and “mob” normally don’t go together, but we can make an exception when it comes to one thing: meerkats. A member of the mongoose family, meerkats (Suricata suricatta) are small burrowing mammals that can be found in dry, … More »

San Diego Kids and CHKDVirginia Zoo Animals Become TV Stars at Hospital

July 2, 2019 - Young patients, their families and invited guests were treated to a visit with some amazing animal ambassadors—including a Flemish giant rabbit, a hedgehog and a Harris’s hawkfrom the Virginia Zoo—at a gathering at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Friday, … More »

AnimealsToucan Do It!

June 28, 2019 - Chef Yohn has been MIA (or just on vacation) but the animals at the Zoo still have to be fed! During his absence, there is plenty of work still happening in the Diet Kitchen – produce is cut, weighed and … More »

On the BlogPlan the Purrfect Visit to the Zoo

June 25, 2019 - The weather has been ideal lately, with sunny skies and a cool breeze. Hampton Roads is busier than ever with a higher influx of visitors who are out of school and in the area for summer vacation. Whether you’re visiting … More »