The Virginia Zoo’s Animal Wellness Campus is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical and diet facility that serves the more than 700 animals that call the Zoo their home. A one-of-a-kind learning experience for adults and children, the Campus educates visitors about good nutrition, exercise, proper hygiene and animal wellness. The building structure is composed of 100% recycled materials; the outer panels are recycled plastic and wood resin. Skylights throughout the facility reduce electrical needs, allowing natural sunrise and sunset cycles for hospital guests.

Animal Under Veterinary Care

Did you see this sign on your visit today? The Virginia Zoo is committed to excellence in animal care and well-being. Many times, our animals are treated in their habitats to reduce the stress that a visit to or prolonged stay at the Animal Wellness Campus may have. See information below on animals currently under veterinary care in their habitats:


Our male Malayan tapir, Sinar, is currently receiving treatment for an abscess on his face.