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Metro Richmond Zoo, Moseley

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#5 of 13 in Zoos & Aquariums in Virginia
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  • My second visit. Friendly staff and well maintained zoo. I paid some $170 for 10 people for the entire trip. Since it was not a holiday the crowds were thin. A well maintained snakes and insects displ...  more »
  • Son had fun, helpful staff. Rainy day however the inside animals were lively and most of the outside animals were still visible.  more »
  • A very nice zoo, with a good variety of animals. We really enjoyed feeding the giraffes (they fed right out of your hand), feeding the colorful parakeets (they perch on your arm), the safari ride and ...  more »
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  • A surprisingly large variety of animals. Friendly staff, a great place to spend the day. The gift shop is beyond adorable. The only negative I have is one that is shared by all other zoos. That is that they serve meat in their food shops. What is the logic in going to see wonderful and exotic animals, and then eating them? In any case this is a great place to take the kids or even zen out with the animals by yourself. Just go already.
  • As one who has never quite come to terms with the 'idea' of zoos, I have to say this zoo is amazing in how well the animals are cared for. Clearly the owners love animals and that makes all the difference for me. Delightful experience and wonderful people. Children love it because they can actually see the animals fairly close up and it's not so big it wears them out. Highly recommend.
  • Good variety of animals. You can feed the giraffes and some of the other animals. Enclosures are pretty bare bones however. Could use a better parking lot as well.
  • This zoo is worth the time it takes to get there. It has a great laid back vibe and lots of great animals that can be seen very close up, and a sky lift and a cool playground to boot. We go every time we visit Richmond. Definitely feed the giraffes and the budgies.
  • This place was absolutely fantastic. Is it the shiniest, fanciest zoo I've been to? No. But it's a private zoo not receiving all the grants and funding that those impeccable zoos do. I'm actually really blown away at the couple negative reviews on here. All of the animals look incredibly well cared for, and many of them are obvious rescues which makes me even happier. I've never been to a zoo where you're able to get so close to so many animals. Hand feeding the giraffes was the absolute highlight of my day. Honestly, that alone was 100% worth the price of admission plus animal feed. We even went back to the front at one point to buy more pellets and budgie sticks. It's really pretty cheap when you consider just how much you're getting out of it.

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