September 17, 2020
In the last decade, the eco-tourism industry has seen an unprecedented spike in the number of people traveling to parks, beaches, attractions and...
September 10, 2020
Rhinoceros hornbill in flight
The rhinoceros hornbill. No, it’s not the mammal you are familiar with, but instead another kind of gentle giant and one that is rarely seen in...
August 31, 2020
virtual zoo camp meeting
Virginia Zoo virtual school programs offer memorable, fun and a highly educational way to learn about animals and conservation – and now Title 1...
August 18, 2020
watusi standing
You may already be aware of our Dexter cows that live in the ZooFarm, but did you know the Virginia Zoo is also home to another herd of domestic...
August 15, 2020
Gray's monitor eating fig graphic
This birthday Animeals was a fig deal for our Gray’s monitor, who turns five years old today! Watch as she navigates around her exhibit to...
August 10, 2020
lion laying on ground
Of all the cat species in the world, lions probably best embody the idea of “teamwork makes the dream work!” Most felines are solitary, often...
August 3, 2020
children color during safari camp
Norfolk, Va. – The Virginia Zoo wants to see your best “zoo at home” in a new contest they are launching for its annual calendar. In previous...
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...