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August 18, 2017 Bora and Zina, our Southern White rhinos, are two of the Zoo’s largest animals – weighing in between 2,200 and 2,700 pounds each. With that much mass, a pretty hefty sized diet must be consumed to stay healthy and thriving; … More
April 17, 2017 The warm weather means more of our animals come out of their temperature controlled shelters to bask in the sun or take dips in their pools. The same goes for our five Aldabra tortoises – AJ, Bubbles, Dotty, Jackson and … More
March 9, 2017 It’s that time again to step into the Zoo’s Diet Kitchen with Chef Yohn for another Animeals recipe walkthrough! Chef Yohn must have had a craving for some “dessert”, because he decided to make cakes for Haddie the tapir, and meerkats … More
February 14, 2017 Love is in the air at the Virginia Zoo! In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Chef Yohn prepared a tasty, yet nutritious meal for a whole family of Yellow-backed duikers and two literal “love” birds – the ostriches. The best part … More
January 17, 2017 Virginia Zoo Chef Yohn’s job is to slice, dice, peel, chop, cook, mash and prepare the meals of all of the animals at the Zoo, but why stop there? The animals receive enrichment to stimulate their senses and behaviors, and … More
December 14, 2016 Zoo Chef Yohn Sutton doesn’t just serve the animals food, he gets creative with his own recipes that cater to each animal’s unique personality. We’ve decided to introduce an awesome new blog series entitled Animeals, in which we’ll showcase the step-by-step … More
March 19, 2020 March 17 is not only the world-celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, but also Schilling the emu’s 13th birthday! Schilling lives with Lester in the Australia Walkabout exhibit along with wallabies and their ratite neighbors, Southern cassowaries. Schilling and Lester look almost … More
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
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