AnimealsOne of a Rind

May 10, 2019 - At the Virginia Zoo, staff like to celebrate as many animal holidays and birthdays as possible. While we will be celebrating Endangered Species Day on Saturday and World Migratory Bird Day on Sunday, Chef Yohn has partnered with Keepers to … More »

Meet the PatientsMobservations

May 8, 2019 - Names: Amadi, Tim and Hardy Sex: Males Species: Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) Ages: Amadi – 1/15/12; Tim – 11/16/12; Hardy – 8/26/12 Weight: Amadi – 2.86 lbs; Tim – 2.95 lbs; Hardy – 3.02 lbs Reason for Visit: Routine physical exam, abdominal ultrasound … More »

Animal ArrivalsThe Best Place to Bee

May 6, 2019 - You’re probably familiar with the fact that more than 700 animals representing 150 species can be found at the Virginia Zoo, but did you know there are also more than 30,000 pollinators that also live on Zoo grounds? They may not … More »

Annual ShearingGoing to the Baa-Baa Shop

April 30, 2019 - The temperature is rising in Hampton Roads, which can only mean one thing for our woolly friends at the Zoo Farm: it’s time for their annual haircut.   It is important for sheep, alpacas and other animals with thick wool … More »

CONSERVATIONVirginia Zoo Names First Zooperlative Award Recipients

April 29, 2019 - After careful consideration, the Virginia Zoo has chosen classrooms from Saint Patrick Catholic School and Cape Henry Collegiate as the first winners of the Zooperlative Award. The Zooperlative Award recognizes Hampton Roads students from the 3rd – 5th grade and … More »

AnimealsSmash Cakes

April 26, 2019 - Dora and Diego are two of the Zoo’s Screaming hairy armadillos. The siblings are celebrating their second birthdays on Saturday, April 27, so what better way to celebrate these adorable mammals than with some birthday cake! Chef Yohn discovered he … More »

Member PerksMembers of the Quarter

April 25, 2019 - The Harper family was the first lucky Members of the Quarter winner! Mom – Keri, Dad – Gerald and Daughter – Declyn live in Virginia Beach and have the ‘Two Adult Household Membership.’ The family came early to the Zoo’s annual … More »

WellnessBetween Animals and People

April 18, 2019 - Working with animals may look and sound like a fun job, and while it is rewarding, it’s a very serious business. Zoo Keepers are responsible for feeding, training, caring for and cleaning up after dozens of animals representing different species … More »