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Welcome to the Jungle

March 20, 2019

There’s a famous song, “Welcome to the jungle, it has tons of rain”, or at least that’s what the lyrics should have said! Jungle is a nickname for rainforest, which is a type of biome that is hot, humid, has … More »

Wildest Days at the Zoo in 2019

March 13, 2019

Our EdZOOcation and Animal Appreciation Days are back again by popular demand! More than 12,600 people of all ages came to last year’s events, and 64 Zoodoptions were also purchased, contributing approximately $2,500 to various conservation organizations the Zoo partners … More »

How Now, Brown Cow?

March 11, 2019

The ZooFarm is one of the most diverse areas of the Zoo, but not because of its brightly colored buildings. More than a dozen species from nearly every continent can be found here, from tiny tree shrews and screaming birds … More »

Enjoy Breakfast with the Animals

March 7, 2019

Breakfast with the Animals is one of the Zoo’s most popular events of the year. Why? It’s an exclusive opportunity to enjoy breakfast at the Zoo and then watch the animals eat their breakfast too! The before-hours event offers Zoo … More »

As the Worm Turns

February 28, 2019

Coming soon to the ZooFarm are our new composting bins! The Zoo’s Horticulture Department will use vegetable scraps from the Zoo’s Animal Commissary, compostable greenery and hoof stock manure harvested from Zoo grounds to make compost. This project is part … More »

Changes for the Cheetahs

February 22, 2019

After almost three years at the Virginia Zoo, cheetahs Chester and Rico are leaving to head across country in search of mates. The brothers, who came from the Metro Richmond Zoo in April 2016, are being relocated to the Wildlife … More »

New to the Zoo: Nature Play!

February 19, 2019

The Virginia Zoo is excited to announce the addition of a Nature Play area, to open this summer on Zoo grounds. The Zoo was awarded several grants from local organizations, including a $25,000 grant from the Rotary District 7600, Norfolk Rotary … More »

A Crescent Surprise

February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re not only over the moon for our Zoo fans, but we also love our animals to the moon and back! In case you haven’t guessed who the special recipient of Animeals this month is, it’s not … More »

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