Plan Your Visit

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!

Keeper Connection

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Kumbali & Kago 1st Birthday

Kumbali and Kago celebrated their first birthday on May 12, 2016. Zoo staff gave them two birthday presents. Each box contained an ice block with meat frozen inside. The boys enjoyed ripping off the wrapping paper and eating their frozen treats.

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13 New Cheetah Cubs!

The Metro Richmond Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of 13 new cheetah cubs! On March 21, 2016, Milani, a second time mom, gave birth to 3 cubs (2 males and 1 female) sired by Hatari. On April 1, 2016 Vaila, a first time mom, gave birth to 7 cubs (this number only happens

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Cheetah Cub Genders

Who’s who is each litter?  Zoo staff shaves a small part of fur on each cub for quick identification. Milani Right Front: Male Right Rear: Male Left Front: Female Vaila Left Front: Female Left Rear: Female Right Front: Male Right Rear: Male B/w Shoulder Blades: Female Wiay Right Front: Male Right Rear: Male Left Front:

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Kumbali and Kago’s First Snow

  Kumbali and Kago, now 8 months old, got to play in the snow for the first time during Winter Storm Jonas. While the Zoo was closed, one of our zookeepers let the best friends run and explore in a large enclosed field covered with 7 inches of snow. Their reaction to the white fluff

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Snowstorm at the Zoo

Winter Storm Jonas dumped around twelve + inches of snow at the Zoo grounds on January 22 and 23, 2016. Zoo staff worked hard to prepare for the snow storm.  As always, all of our animals have access to heated barns or shelters as necessary. However, due to the extremely cold temperatures and snow, we

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Kumbali and Kago, Cheetah Cub and Puppy Friendship

Watch this YouTube video of Kumbali and his puppy friend, Kago.   Well, let us tell you more of their story. But first, a little background information. Kumbali is the son of Khari and Hatari. When he was two weeks old, animal caretakers at the MRZ noticed that he wasn’t gaining weight. In fact, he was losing weight,

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