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Metro Richmond Zoo, Moseley

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Metro Richmond Zoo is a privately owned, for-profit zoo in Chesterfield County, Virginia. It is located in the central Virginia area, off of U.S. Route 360 (Hull Street Road), about 20 miles southwest of Richmond. Metro Richmond Zoo encompasses about 70 acres (28 ha) and houses around 2,000 animals representing over 190 species, including reticulated giraffe, white rhinoceros, snow leopard, cheetah and Grant's zebra.

The zoo is accredited by the Zoological Association of America (ZAA), and has one of the largest primate collections in the United States.
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  •  I am not sure who I need to speak to concerning my visit. We have visited you on many occasions through the years, so this experience is very perplexing to me.  My granddaughter turned 18 yesterday....  more
     I am not sure who I need to speak to concerning my visit. We have visited you on many occasions through the years, so this experience is very perplexing to me.  My granddaughter turned 18 yesterday....  more »
  • I visited exactly one year ago. In that year the zoo has deteriorated. It really needs a healthy dose of TLC. Maybe lack of staff. Not sure. My grandson enjoyed himself though. 
    I visited exactly one year ago. In that year the zoo has deteriorated. It really needs a healthy dose of TLC. Maybe lack of staff. Not sure. My grandson enjoyed himself though.  more »
  • Such a cute and well-maintained zoo. Nice features like super friendly staff, train ride in sectioned non-public areas and animals we haven't seen before like the Kimodo dragon and orangutans. A... 
    Such a cute and well-maintained zoo. Nice features like super friendly staff, train ride in sectioned non-public areas and animals we haven't seen before like the Kimodo dragon and orangutans. A...  more »
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  • A wonderful place to get your steps and enjoy with your family. Not disappointed at all, it was a hot day but we still were able to see all the animals. Fun to feed the animals especially the giraffes and goats, baby hippos were just cute. We got the unlimited Ride bands and we used it mostly on the carousel and sky lift, the train got in an accident or something when we were about to ride so that was a disappointment for my son. The food and drinks are great. All animals looks happy and well taken care of by the friendly staff.
  • Absolutely fantastic time! The gentleman who took us through the park was very knowledgeable and had a great personality. We actually were able to go and take a look behind the scenes. The gift was given to a friend of mine who invited me along for the trip. We did the orangutan experience. It was fantastic, definitely pricey but if you have the money to spend it would be a great experience for adults and children.
  • Very nice zoo. Well designed and compact. You're easily able to see all their animals and exhibits in a day, which is great. You can feed giraffes and many of their other animals. The park has a carousel and a small drop ride which is made for younger kids to ride. There are zip lines and chair lifts which allow you to see the park from up above and the tree tops. You can also take a short educational tram ride through an open animal enclosure where you can see the some animals safely without barriers (recommended). They have a nice collection of animals but would certainly love to see more (maybe some elephants). Their pride of lions are amazing and look extremely healthy and well kept.
  • Went here with my best friend and it was AWESOME!!!!! My favorite part of my trip to the zoo was feeding the giraffes. Those gentle giants are so awesome. I advise you to wear tennis shoes & bring water bottles. I seen a variety of beautiful animals and created some wonderful memories. I guarantee you no matter what age you are, you will have a blast here. O yea if you get tired they have a safari train you can ride. Prices are very affordable and the place is easy to find. Well enjoy yourself!
  • Great zoo! Easily walk around in about 1 or 1.5 hours. Animals and property are well taken care of. There are also lifts or zip lines and a couple of rides. There are a couple concessions including the penguin falls dinner by the train ride . Dip and dots ice cream and other vending machines are scattered around just in case.

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