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We’re wild about our animals! Help us celebrate some of our favorite Zoo friends and their wild counterparts by joining us for Animal Appreciation Days! Explore all the things that make our animals unique, learn about their threats in the wild, and learn what the Zoo and our partners are doing to protect these species.
What you can expect to experience:
Trailhosts throughout the Asia – Trail of the Tiger exhibit
Orangutan Keeper Chat at Noon
This month we’re featuring a special primate Zoodoption. Symbolically adopt Sofie, the Zoo’s newest orangutan, between August 25 and September 2 at the $45 level and you’ll entered to win a Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes chat with a Zoo Keeper that cares for our primates for you and one guest. Plus, your purchase will directly benefit the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation. Pre-purchased Zoodoptions will be available for pickup the day of the event, or will be mailed after September 4.
Location: Virginia Zoo
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Cost: FREE with regular paid Zoo admission
Zoodoptions available here
What is a “Sneak Peek”? You and one guest will receive a “Sneak Peek” Behind the Scenes tour where you will have a personal Q&A with a keeper who cares for the animal. The experience lasts about fifteen minutes and will be scheduled with the winner after the contest period ends. The experience lasts approximately fifteen minutes and will be scheduled after the contest period ends. Don’t want to leave anything to chance? Schedule your own full Behind the Scenes experience here.