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Tales of the TailsShades of Gray

February 14, 2020 - Imagine you’re walking through the Virginia Zoo’s World of Reptiles exhibit space. You’ve seen dozens of cold-blooded species, but did you imagine seeing something warm-blooded? It’s true – this climate-controlled, indoor space isn’t only the perfect environment for reptiles and … More »

EducationYear of the Turtle

February 12, 2020 - They’ve been roaming the earth and surfing the seas for at least 220 million years, and now it’s finally time to properly shell-ebrate them! Our friends at the Tennessee Aquarium, supported by variety of zoological institutions and conservation organizations, have named 2020 The … More »

On the BlogVirginia Zoo Offering Free Admission

February 6, 2020 - Cure your cabin fever with a trip to the Virginia Zoo – for free! This February the Zoo will be offering free admission on Fridays. “Grab your coat and see what our animals are up to during the winter,” said … More »

Animal BirthsMove Over Groundhogs, It’s All About Armadillos

February 3, 2020 - While most people waited to hear a verdict for “spring” or “more winter” weather on Groundhog Day, the Virginia Zoo celebrated Armadillo Day, and for a special reason: to announce the birth of one! A female, three-banded armadillo was born … More »

AnimealsJust Browsing Around

January 31, 2020 - For International Zebra Day, Chef Yohn decided to see if the Zoo’s four Hartmann’s mountain zebra would step outside of the box (pun intended) and try something new. Chef Yohn calls the dazzle of grazers “basic”, meaning they stick to … More »

Act for AustraliaAustralia’s Bushfires

January 21, 2020 - Australia Bushfire Myth Busting In today’s bustling age of social media, information about big events such as the Australian bushfires can be shared- and skewed- very quickly. Below are some questions posed by stories that really gained traction in the … More »

Tales of the TailsAin’t No Party Like a Bongo Party

January 15, 2020 - There’s no party like a bongo party here at the Virginia Zoo. You may have seen these antelopes with red coats and white stripes roaming the Africa-Okavango Delta exhibit. There are two recognized subspecies of bongos: the lowland or western … More »

Zoo TechnologyNew Augmented Reality Tour Enhances Zoo Experience

January 9, 2020 - The Virginia Zoo is unveiling a new technology that will take Zoo visitors on an immersive tour to meet and learn more about its animal residents. The Zoo’s Augmented Reality Tour is a collaboration with Life Preserve and ECPI University. … More »