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Metro Richmond Zoo, Moseley

3.5
#5 of 13 in Zoos & Aquariums in Virginia
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  • July 12, 2017
    Do not go to this zoo. I will use the big cats, lions, tigers, snow leopards, and cheetahs, as my example of why. They do not have enough space for these big cats. They had two tigers that I could see...  more »
  • July 1, 2017
    We were on vacation from NY and thought this would just be a small game farm/ petting zoo. What a pleasant surprise when we entered and found all kinds of animals. Yes as some reviewers have stated, t...  more »
  • June 27, 2017
    I took my grandson (4) here for a day out. It was a great way to spend some family time. The Zoo itself is well kept and the variety of animals is remarkable for such a small zoo. Feeding the parakeet...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Had an amazing day! The D.C. Zoo may not have an admission fee, but it also doesn't have half the great things that the Metro Richmond Zoo has. For $20 you can see so many different animals up close and ride a safari train to see more, Walk in with budgie birds and feed giraffes. I would pay more to be honest ;) The animals seem very comfortable and looks like the zoo is always eager to make improvements to enclosures. A perfect way to spend a day.
  • June 14, 2017
    This zoo is fantastic for its size. It began as a family operation and it's been exciting to see how it's grown in the past two decades. A lot of great care goes into the lives of the animals kept there. There's a "Savannah" area where several species are mixed together to leisurely roam across a large field with a lake in the middle. You can hand feed the giraffes on walkways that put you at eye level with the animals. It's a real gem of Richmond and definitely worth the day trip!
  • May 21, 2017
    It's a very nice zoo to get up close and personal with giraffes! And u can feed other animals throughout the zoo if u buy the 2 dollar feed cups. There is also a budgie cage u can go in and feed them for a dollar. This zoo has come along way as it was a smaller zoo but they are actively doing renovations and adding new habitats. Every time I've gone there have been zoo babies even in November! There are chickens and peacocks that just run around the zoo where they please as well as a variety of ducks and geese. They have also added zip-lining to the zoo, u can zip line over zoo enclosures! I was actually chased by a Rhea while we zip-lined over the pen. They also have petting zoo, a train that takes u into a small safari area, and a sky lift that lets u see the view from above. I would give this zoo 5 stars but I knocked off a star because of two things...the habitat enclosures make it very hard to get any good pictures of the animals, you either have to snap through dirty glass windows or fencing. And the zoo is right beside a school so there is almost always a school field trip going on. There were TONS of kids the last time we went they had no common courtesy and would literally push in front of you and are very loud. All in all it is a nice zoo and the animals are well taken care of. Did I also mention they have a cheetah and a dog housed together? ❤
  • May 21, 2017
    It's a very nice zoo to get up close and personal with giraffes! And u can feed other animals throughout the zoo if u buy the 2 dollar feed cups. There is also a budgie cage u can go in and feed them for a dollar. This zoo has come along way as it was a smaller zoo but they are actively doing renovations and adding new habitats. Every time I've gone there have been zoo babies even in November! There are chickens and peacocks that just run around the zoo where they please as well as a variety of ducks and geese. They have also added zip-lining to the zoo, u can zip line over zoo enclosures! My husband was actually chased by a Rhea while we zip-lined over the pen. They also have petting zoo, a train that takes u into a small safari area, and a sky lift that lets u see the view from above. I would give this zoo 5 stars but I knocked off a star because of two things...the habitat enclosures make it very hard to get any good pictures of the animals, you either have to snap through dirty glass windows or fencing. And the zoo is right beside a school so there is almost always a school field trip going on. There were TONS of kids the last time we went that had no common courtesy and would literally push in front of you and are very loud. All in all it is a nice zoo and the animals are well taken care of. Did I also mention they have a cheetah and a dog housed together? ❤
  • June 2, 2017
    I don't know what is up with all these good reviews. This zoo treats their animals terribly. Anybody could tell they are starving because of their behavior. The enclosures for the animals are in no way a living area. They don't have room to run around. Most animals barely have any shade. I heard an animal screaming twice. The tiger was literally drinking from a PIPE. The only reason I slightly enjoyed my visit was because I got feed these starving animals. Please don't visit here unless you intend to feed the animals.

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