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Home to more than 2000 animals representing over 190 species from around the world including many endangered animals such as tapirs, cheetahs, rhinos, tigers, and orangutans.
Visit a herd of giraffes up close, and let these gentle giants eat right out of your hand! One of the few zoos to offer this unique experience.
Immerse yourself in the budgie aviary and see hundreds of colorful birds as they fly down to perch on your head, arms, and shoulders.
Hop aboard the Safari Train and ride into the African Savannah. Get up close and personal with free-ranging animals while receiving a guided tour.
Open year-round, Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m

General
  • Hours (General Information): 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m Monday-Saturday
  • Attraction Fee: Daily Zoo Admission: Adults (12-59) - $15.75 Senior (60+) - $14.75 Children (2-11) - $10.75 Under 2 - Free Treetop Zoofari Zip line and Adventure Park Admission: Treetop Zoofari Course (2-3 hrs long)- $45 Junior Explorer Course (45-60 min long)- $15
  • Handicapped Accessible:
  • Attraction Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Distance to Airport: 45 minutes
  • Maximum Group Size: 1,000
  • Parking: Free
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Zip Line Spooktacular
Zip Line Spooktacular
You are invited to our Zip Line Spooktacular! ...
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Four Week Cheetah Cub Checkup
Four Week Cheetah Cub Checkup
Here's a quick video recap of the cheetah cubs' four...
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Two Week Cheetah Cub Checkup
Two Week Cheetah Cub Checkup
On October 3, 2014, our Zoo veterinarian, Dr. Cheryl...
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Milani Bonds with her Newborn Cubs
Milani Bonds with her Newborn Cubs
Look at this adorable video of Milani, a three year...
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Milani Gives Birth to 5 Cheetah Cubs
Milani Gives Birth to 5 Cheetah Cubs
Here's a beautiful video of Milani, a three year old...
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Treetop Zoofari After Work Fun
Treetop Zoofari After Work Fun
We had a competition to see who could get themselves...
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Brazilian Tapir Calf's First Day on Exhibit
Brazilian Tapir Calf's First Day on Exhibit
Watch as our endangered female Brazilian Tapir calf...
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Brazilian Tapir Calf
Brazilian Tapir Calf
On July 29, 2014, Pershing, a Brazilian Tapir, gave...
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July Cheetah Update
July Cheetah Update
Enjoy this recent video of Lana, Richie, Rico,...
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Introducing the Meerkat Pup Cam
Introducing the Meerkat Pup Cam
View the live cam at...
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Live Meerkat Pup Cam
Live Meerkat Pup Cam
Whats under the feed bowl? View the live cam at...
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Reticulated Giraffe Birth
Reticulated Giraffe Birth
After a 15 month gestation and a 2 hour and 7 minute...
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Cheetah Cubs Playing in the Snow
Cheetah Cubs Playing in the Snow
Hi Cheetah Fans. Watch as Richie, Rico, Hanna,...
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Junior Explorer Course
Junior Explorer Course
Now Open! Richmond Virginia's first Zip line and...
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12 week check-up
12 week check-up
The five cheetah cubs just received their 12 week...
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Introducing Treetop Zoofari
Introducing Treetop Zoofari
Now Open! Richmond Virginia's first Zip line and...
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Miracle of Christmas
Miracle of Christmas
You are invited to join with us as we celebrate the...
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Cheetah Cubs starting to eat meat
Cheetah Cubs starting to eat meat
The Cheetah Cubs are just starting to eat meat!...
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Mom checking up on two cubs
Mom checking up on two cubs
Mom checks up on two cubs while a spider makes his...
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6 week Cheetah Cub Checkup
6 week Cheetah Cub Checkup
This clip shows a few of the 5 cubs 6 week checkup. ...
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4 of the cubs playing with mom
4 of the cubs playing with mom
Be sure to watch as the cubs play with mom's tail!...
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lana sniffs the camera
lana sniffs the camera
Mother of 5 cheetah cubs sniffs the hidden webcam...
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Too Much to Handle
Too Much to Handle
At five weeks old these baby cheetah cubs are just...
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Cubs Huddled Under Camera
Cubs Huddled Under Camera
Check out this video of the cubs right under the...
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Mom and Cubs at night
Mom and Cubs at night
Check out this video of mom and cubs at night...
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