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Rooting for Flowers

March 12, 2020   The first day of spring is in one week, but the Virginia Zoo’s Horticulture team has been preparing for spring plantings for months! Now that the weather appears to be consistently warming up, it is time to start planting for … More »


February 26, 2020   Many of the animals received special enrichment in honor of Valentine’s Day this month – from kissing booths to browse feeders, and boxes with adorable animal puns – and Chef Yohn got to work in the diet kitchen preparing various … More »

Just 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 »

Browse for the Bison

November 7, 2019   National Bison Day is an annual holiday to honor the nation’s largest land mammal, a species that has quite the history. In the 1800s, there were more than 30 million bison across the country, but less than 100 years ago, … More »

Rabbit Food

September 23, 2019   It’s International Rabbit Day and what better way to celebrate our hoppy friends than with a feast of their favorite things to munch on from Zoo Chef Yohn! Rabbits are considered herbivores, which means they only eat plants like grasses … More »

One Big Bite

July 17, 2019   Yesterday was World Snake Day and we decided to take advantage of a unique Animeals opportunity. In case you aren’t familiar with how snakes eat, we can tell you it’s not like humans or other animals. Get comfortable and curl … More »

Toucan Do It!

June 28, 2019   Chef Yohn has been MIA (or just on vacation) but the animals at the Zoo still have to be fed! During his absence, there is plenty of work still happening in the Diet Kitchen – produce is cut, weighed and … More »

To the Moon and Back

May 20, 2019   In early 2018 we introduced you to a beary cool pair of animals, the sun bears. But did you know the Virginia Zoo is home to another pair of bears? Although the two species are similar – they both are … More »

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