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Need a unique holiday gift? Help us name our newest lion cub in honor of a loved one!

Name submissions for the MALE lion cub will be accepted through December 22, 2017, at Noon. The Virginia Zoo will donate 100 percent of the naming contest proceeds to the Pride Lion Conservation Alliance, which leads efforts in four key lion ranges, researching and protecting 20 percent of Africa’s existing wild lion population.

The Zoo has raised over $1,000 so far and the top five names are:

1.    Talley
2.    Thabo
3.    Khufu
4.    Emery
5.    Shazier

Click HERE to submit your name choice. 

For cub cuteness 24 hours a day, check out Zola and her baby on our CUB CAM.

P.S. I wonder if anyone has submitted the name “Larrymore” in honor of our local elementary school?

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This Sunday, August 27th, bring your dog
to the Norfolk Botanical Garden
for a farewell to the Dog Days of Summer!

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Looking for something a little more wild this weekend?
Check out ZooGrooves* on Saturday, August 26th
at the Virginia Zoo!

*This event is not open to pets.

ZooGrooves Presents – The Deloreans

Join us for a rockin’ good time with live music at the Zoo this summer! Bring your blanket and your lawn chairs. Enjoy Asia after-hours, animal ambassadors, summer fare & local brews.

August 26, 2017 • 5:30 – 8 pm

  • Gates open at 5:30 pm.
  • Performances begin at 6 pm.
  • Free admission to Zoo members.
  • General admission for non-members.
  • Refreshments, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase.No outside food or beverage permitted.
  • Rain or shine.
Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.

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Animals + cake = a darn good day.

 

Get ready for the

 

VIRGINIA ZOO CAKE-A-THON!

Date/Time
March 18, 2017
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location
The Virginia Zoo

 

Come see the First Annual Virginia Zoo Cake-a-thon on Saturday, March 18 from 10 am to 4 pm in the Zoo’s Admin Classroom located next to the Membership Office!

Three different competitors will each create a cake that they feel represents The Virginia Zoo and its mission to help save and protect the world’s wildlife by inspiring a passion for nature and taking conservation action at home and around the world.

Guests are invited to vote on their favorite cake from 1-3 pm, then stick around to taste test the cakes at 4 pm.

*The cost for this event is free with regular paid admission!

The contestants:

Dulce Momentz

Commune

Dream Cake

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For Halloween 2016, plan on having spooky fun with animals that you don’t have to clean up after — because the zookeepers are doing all the dirty work!

The Virginia Zoo is hosting two fun family events in Norfolk, so get ready for a wild time!

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Saturday OCTOBER 15: Night Crawlers Family Sleepover at the Zoo
Ready to trick or treat yourself to a night at the Zoo? All ghouls and ghosts, witches and creatures of the night are invited for a spooktacular evening.

Join the Virginia Zoo for spooky festivities including nighttime games and activities, up-close encounters with our animal ambassadors, a night hike, a behind-the-scenes experience, evening and morning meals and so much more! Costumes are welcome for this wicked night of festive fun.  

Get all the details (cost, time, registration) here.

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Saturday OCTOBER 22:  ZooBoo is Back!
ZooBoo offers families a safe environment to trick-or-treat and enjoy fall fun. Be sure to check out the animal pumpkin encounters, crafts, bounce houses and more!

This Event is held rain-or-shine (notwithstanding dangerous/inclement weather conditions). Inclement weather date is Saturday, Oct. 29.

Only ZooBoo tickets and passes will be accepted; no other tickets, coupons, passes, vouchers or discounts can be used.

Get more details (cost, time) here.

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ZOOVIES

Bring the family and spread a blanket under the stars to enjoy these outdoor movies that are fun for everyone. 
September 30 features Charlotte’s Web.
Gates open at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. Rain or shine.

Ticket Prices & Information

 

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World Farm Animal Day
Join us on Sunday, October 2 at 11 am to celebrate our residents at the ZooFarm. Enjoy keeper chats, story time, fun activities & crafts, plus discovery stations. Free with admission.
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Zoo PartyFrom my Inbox to yours:

The Virginia Zoo is hosting a Party for the Planet on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
It’s a celebration of Earth and animals that will bring out your wild side, and provide information about conservation steps you can take to protect natural habitats locally and around the world.
Activities and exhibits will include informational presentations, animal enrichment activities and crafts at the Zoo Event Pavilion.
Watch keepers demonstrate the enrichment activities they use to promote our animals’ social, mental and physical health and well-being.
Talk to environmental experts and learn how all life — including humans — affects the environment, the lives of other species and our lives, too.
The Zoo Event Pavilion will also feature performances by local folk artist Bob Zentz!
All activities are included with admission. For more details go to virginiazoo.org.

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Plan to spend a couple of hours watching a family-friendly movie on Friday in the (nearby) company of lions, zebras, and giraffes. That’s right — it’s time for…

Zoovies

ZOOVIES!

The Virginia Zoo, Monarch Bank and Special Events Virginia present Zoovies, a family movie night at the Zoo, this Friday, Sept. 6, featuring “A Bug’s Life.”

Spread a blanket under the stars, and enjoy a family-friendly film at the Virginia Zoo. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dark. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. 

This event is FREE for Zoo Members! Zoovies general admission is $5 for ages 2 and up.

Tickets are only available after 6:30 p.m. at the Zoo entrance on movie night.

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