December 2, 2020
vet tech holds frilled lizard while zoo vet looks inside lizard's mouth
From gathering physiological data such as body weight, complete blood counts and biochemistry profiles to conducting advanced diagnostic imaging such...
November 23, 2020
rabbit being hand-fed by zoo keeper
Did someone order mistletoe, pies and cornucopias? Chef Yohn has been busy in his own kitchen as well as the Zoo’s Diet Kitchen in preparation...
November 9, 2020
girl looking at sloth hanging next to her on tree
November is here, the holidays are right around the corner, and it’s a puuurfect time to start your shopping with the Virginia Zoo’s Virtual...
November 7, 2020
bison standing
If you think of the largest mammal in the United States, what would come to mind first, a moose? A bear? What about a bison? Bison are the largest...
October 22, 2020
Goliath birdeater in exhibit
A predator that weighs up to only six ounces may not sound that intimidating until you realize the creature is considered a king among other animals...
October 19, 2020
zooboo graphic rock hyrax
Zooboo is back! This Halloween tradition can’t be stopped, but it will certainly look a little different. Read on to get a few tips and tricks...
October 12, 2020
masked vet staff examine anesthetized red panda
At the Virginia Zoo, our veterinary technicians are a critical part of our veterinary care. Meet Leah Rooker and Danielle Painter, the Zoo’s...
October 6, 2020
The Virginia Zoo and Gunston Hall are taking part in a “Sprout Bout” — a turnip-growing competition. Over the next two months, the cultural...
October 2, 2020
otters running through grass
The Virginia Zoo is sad to announce the loss of our male otter, Sawyer and his mate, Merrill. On average, Asian small-clawed otters live to 12 years,...