With our symbolic adoption program, you can become a “Zoo Parent”! Every animal and garden at the Virginia Zoo is available for adoption at several donation levels, starting at just $25. Proceeds benefit various Zoo programs, including the Zoo’s Conservation Fund.


Coming Soon

Henry Zoodoption Special

To celebrate the arrival of Henry, the Zoo is offering a giraffe Zoodoption special, where patrons can symbolically adopt the new calf until October 24! Those who purchase the Zoodoption special will be entered to win a “Sneak Peak” behind the scenes giraffe tour that features a meet and greet with the adopted animal and personal Q&A with the giraffe’s keeper. Proceeds from this special promotion will benefit the Zoo’s Act for Wildlife fund that supports conservation efforts locally and around the world.