Colorful Works of ArtFlip Flop Fun for conservation

May 10, 2015 - The Virginia Zoo has partnered with Ocean Sole, TheFlipflop Recycling Company, to conserve marine life and support sustainable community development. More »

Growing Our HerdNew Giraffe Arrives at the Virginia Zoo

May 1, 2015 - On Saturday, April 25 a very special delivery arrived from the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida – a two-year-old female Masai giraffe named Noelly who will become party of the breeding group. After a 30-day quarantine she will be introduced … More »

zebra at the Virginia Zoo.

Seeing StripesVirginia Zoo Welcomes Baby Zebra

April 20, 2015 - Abbey, a 14-year-old Hartmann’s mountain zebra, gave birth to a female foal on Monday, April 13, 2015. This is the second foal for Abbey and the first for father Zack. More »

zoo received global recognitionGlobal Leader

April 1, 2015 - The Virginia Zoo was honored to be accepted as a new institutional member of the World Association of Zoo and Aquariums (WAZA). The worldwide membership of WAZA includes more than 300 zoos and aquariums from over 50 countries. This organization … More »

bettering the health of organutansWorking Together

March 26, 2015 - In a true display of collaboration the Virginia Zoo medical staff and Sentara Cardiologists are working together to ensure the best care for two of the Zoo’s orangutans, Pepper and Schnitz.  Part of these animals’ care are yearly health examinations … More »

Focus on ConservationThe Mabula Ground Hornbill Project

October 12, 2014 - Virginia Zoo has supported the Mabula Ground Hornbill Project as one of our main conservation programs in recent years and this was a great opportunity to see the project in person while also contributing to the forward progress of this important work. More »

Essie and Emma

Zoo NewsEndangered African Bongo Born at Virginia Zoo

May 25, 2014 - The Virginia Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of its first baby bongo in 2010! The female calf, named Emma, was born Monday, July 26, 2010. More »

ZOO WILL PLANT TREESAsia Exhibit is Branching Out as New Residents Take Root

May 25, 2010 - The Virginia Zoo is welcoming some huge new residents to its Asia exhibit. It’s not orangutans or tapirs yet. The first new living residents are trees. Over 106,000 pounds of trees are being planted Wednesday afternoon, May 26. More »