Tales of the TailsDon’t you froget about me

March 20, 2020 - What do internet sensation Doug the Pug and an African bullfrog at the Virginia Zoo have in common? Read on to find out! There are more than 3,000 known frog species in the world, with more discovered every day. Some … More »

AnimealsSt. Schilling’s Day

March 19, 2020 - March 17 is not only the world-celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, but also Schilling the emu’s 13th birthday! Schilling lives with Lester in the Australia Walkabout exhibit along with wallabies and their ratite neighbors, Southern cassowaries. Schilling and Lester look almost … More »

ConservationLearn About Butterflies Day

March 14, 2020 - Did you know today is Learn About Butterflies Day? We’re here to tell you the basics about these flittery-fluttery insects, why they’re important, what we’re doing to help the pollinators and actions you can take at home to help! What … More »

HorticultureRooting for Flowers

March 12, 2020 - The first day of spring is in one week, but the Virginia Zoo’s Horticulture team has been preparing for spring plantings for months! Now that the weather appears to be consistently warming up, it is time to start planting for … More »

Animal ArrivalsA Zeke Peek at our Newest Ambassador

March 9, 2020 - New at the Zoo is Zeke, the eclectus parrot! This fifteen-year-old avian was recently acquired by the Zoo in early January and will soon become an animal ambassador. Eclectus parrots are originally native to the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea … More »

Kulture CityZoo Offers Sensory Inclusive Experience

March 4, 2020 - The Virginia Zoo has partnered with KultureCity to make Zoo grounds and programs sensory inclusive. This new initiative will promote an accommodating and positive Zoo experience for all visitors with a sensory issue. “We are honored to be a part … More »

Baby AnimalsMeet Luther!

February 27, 2020 - The Virginia Zoo welcomes it’s first-ever Malayan tapir baby who was born shortly after 8 pm on January 20, 2020. The male calf was named “Luther” by his Zoo Keepers for the holiday he was born on – Martin Luther … More »


February 26, 2020 - Many of the animals received special enrichment in honor of Valentine’s Day this month – from kissing booths to browse feeders, and boxes with adorable animal puns – and Chef Yohn got to work in the diet kitchen preparing various … More »