Plan Your Visit

Run Wild Races Event

October 23rd. Race in a 5k, Ninja Obstacle Course, or 1-mile fun run through the zoo for kids!

Directions and Parking

Off Hull Street Rd. in Chesterfield County. Parking is free!

Hours & Pricing

The Zoo is open year round Monday - Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Park Map

Download and print our park map to begin your adventure

Discover the Wild!

Zoo News

Meet Taavi – Baby Orangutan Born March 2

The Metro Richmond Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of a male orangutan named Taavi born to first-time parents, Farley and Zoe. After being neglected by his mother, Taavi is being hand-raised by animal care specialists. After an eight and a half month gestation period, Zoe gave birth to Taavi on March 2, 2021.

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Three New Cheetah Litters

The Metro Richmond Zoo is proud to announce the births of three cheetah litters. On April 10, 2021, Rey gave birth to four cubs (one male and three females) sired by Kalu. This is Rey’s second litter. On April 26, 2021, Vaila gave birth to four cubs (one male and three females) sired by Duma.

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Gray Wolf Pups Born April 4

The Metro Richmond Zoo is delighted to announce the birth of two Gray wolf pups born to parents Nitka and Voodoo on April 4th Easter morning. These pups are both male and are doing well. This is the first litter of Gray wolves born at the Zoo. A couple weeks before giving birth, Nitka began

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New Gray Wolf Exhibit

The Metro Richmond Zoo is thrilled to announce the opening of a new Gray wolf exhibit. The Gray wolf is native to North America and can live in a variety of habitats: forest, woodland, grassland, tundra, and arid locations. They are the largest member of the family Canidae. The Gray wolf is known for its

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Baby Pygmy Hippo

The Metro Richmond Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a female pygmy hippo. She was born on July 26th to parents Iris and Corwin. The baby is doing well and growing rapidly. This is the first pygmy hippo calf to be born at the Zoo and in Virginia. The pygmy hippo is a

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New Sloth Exhibit

The Metro Richmond Zoo is pleased to announce the opening of a new sloth exhibit. The new habitat, called Animals of the Amazon, features different species of animals native to the Amazon rainforest and other parts of South America. These species include: Two-toed sloth, Red-rumped agouti (a type of rodent), 2 species of tortoise, and

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