July 31, 2020
The Zoo has seen many visitors since its reopening in late June, however attendance numbers have started to decrease as COVID cases and temperatures...
July 29, 2020
White-cheeked gibbons sitting while holding onto branch
The Virginia Zoo partners with both the YMCA of South Hampton Roads and the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas to swap members during the month of...
July 28, 2020
Mealworms. Worms for a meal. It’s as basic as it gets, but for many animals at the Virginia Zoo, these bugs are a delicacy and a main component...
July 22, 2020
zoo keeper holds alligator snapping turtle with mouth open
Name: Yidaro, formerly Lord Fairfax Sex: Male Species: Alligator snapping turtle Age: Unknown Weight: 64.9 pounds Reason for Visit: Entrance Wellness...
July 16, 2020
There are more than 3,000 species of snake spread out across every continent except Antarctica, and of those thousands, only a fraction are venomous....
July 6, 2020
Since the Virginia Zoo launched its Emergency Operating Fund in April, nearly 1,000 donors have contributed $117,000. And now a generous donor has...
June 26, 2020
red and peach colored flowers among greenery with kugel ball in background
Happy Pollinator Week! This week, we celebrate all those animals who provide some amazing ecosystem services by acting as pollinators! When you think...
June 9, 2020
zoo keeper waving while holding bucket of hay
After more than three months of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia Zoo will reopen its gates to the public on June 25, 2020,...
June 8, 2020
seahorse holding onto coral
Today is World Oceans Day! While the Virginia Zoo doesn’t have as many aquatic animals as our friends over at the Virginia Aquarium, there is...