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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

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Zoo News

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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New Otter Cove Exhibit Now Open!

The Metro Richmond Zoo is pleased to announce the opening of a new African Clawless otter exhibit. Otters have been a favorite at the Zoo for years, and now they have new and upgraded habitat. This exhibit, called Otter Cove, is more than 5 times the size of their previous home and it features a

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Celebrating 25 Years

The Zoo is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are still celebrating our anniversary. Twenty five years ago, the Metro Richmond Zoo opened to the public on April 22, 1995, with 250 animals. The Zoo has experienced tremendous growth over the years. Currently, the Zoo is situated on 150 acres and is

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Septuplet Cheetah Cubs Born

The Metro Richmond Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of 7 cheetah cubs! Vaila, a second time mother, gave birth to septuplets on November 30, 2018! This is a very special birth to us because not only is it a big boost for Cheetah conservation by increasing the captive population, but also a cheetah

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White Lion Cubs Now On Exhibit

The Metro Richmond Zoo is excited to announce our 3 White lion cubs are now on exhibit! Xonga gave birth to 3 cubs on April 2nd, 2018 after a 110 day gestation period. There are 2 females and 1 male. The cubs initially spent two months inside their private den with Xonga. This allowed time

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Pygmy Hippo Exhibit Now Open

The Metro Richmond Zoo is pleased to announce the opening of our new Pygmy hippo exhibit. The Pygmy hippopotamus is a rare species native to swamps and rivers in forested areas of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and the Ivory Coast. They are highly endangered, with only 3,000 individuals remaining in the wild. At the Zoo,

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