June 4, 2020
Despite the Zoo closing in mid-March due to the pandemic, big things have still been happening We’re making plans for an official reopening, the...
June 1, 2020
newborn giraffe calf standing next to mom
The Virginia Zoo welcomed a Masai giraffe calf on May 26, 2020 At birth, the baby weighed 146 pounds, and stood about six feet tall Mom, Noelle, is...
May 28, 2020
No birthday at the Zoo goes unnoticed by Chef Yohn, and Pepper the orangutan's 40th birthday was no exception Even though Zoo Fans had to celebrate...
May 21, 2020
One of the most easily recognized types of animals in the world is a turtle or tortoise These reptiles are easy to identify by almost anyone thanks...
May 20, 2020
The Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the loss of our matriarch lioness, Zola An older lion, at almost 16 years old, Zola was a longtime beloved...
May 14, 2020
Name: Sawyer Species: Asian small-clawed otter Age: 11 yr 6 mo (DOB 10/24/08) Weight: 31kg Reason for visit: dental exam, abdominal...
May 4, 2020
The Zoo welcomes another baby bongo! The male calf was born April 18 at 1:44 am to mom, Juni and dad, Bob This is the ninth offspring for Juni...
May 1, 2020
If the Virginia Zoo had been open to the public today, we would have been celebrating Save the Rhino Day with our wonderful visitors, Zoo Keepers,...
April 28, 2020
Name: Charo Sex: Female Species: Cheetah Age: 7 years Weight: 48 kg (1058 lb) Reason for Visit: Dental exam and abdominal ultrasound Before the...