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Australia’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 »

Ain’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 »

New 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 »

10 Memorable Zoo Things from the Past Decade

December 31, 2019

It’s the last day of the month, the last day of the year and the last day of this decade. The Zoo has grown exponentially in the past ten years, with hundreds of births and new animal additions, new education … More »

Best New Way to Learn: Adult Safari Camp! 

December 2, 2019

This year, we launched a brand-new Safari Camp experience for adults only, and it was a hit! In July and August, our Adult Campers came face-to-face with animal ambassadors, ventured behind the scenes, and learned from our experts about conservation … More »

Not Your Typical Basilisk

November 29, 2019

When you hear the word basilisk, you may initially think of the giant serpent from legends and myths that is also featured in a popular book series, Harry Potter. While that basilisk is considered fictional, there are real basilisks today … More »

Members of the Quarter

November 26, 2019

Vance Van Horn and Erin Allen were our third lucky Members of the Quarter winner! They live (and work) in Norfolk and have the ‘Zoo for Two Membership.’ The pair came in and braved a rainy afternoon to experience a … More »

Trail Host Pros: The Zoo’s Most Popular Volunteer Position

November 19, 2019

On your recent visit to the Zoo, perhaps you encountered a friendly, green-polo-wearing individual on one of our trails. They may have just said “Hello!”or perhaps you engaged in a conversation about the curious critters in the habitat behind them. … More »

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