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Virginia Zoo, Norfolk

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Stroll through the botanical gardens, watch kangaroo feedings, and meet animals from around the world at Virginia Zoo. Categorized by geographical region, the zoo is home to over 400 animals including those found in Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, and more. Meet Malayan tigers, elephants, orangutans, rhinos, elephants, kangaroos, red pandas, and many other exotic animals. Stroll through the botanical gardens, watch kangaroo feedings, take a train ride through the zoo for a small fee, and explore the children's zoo. You can park for free in the designated parking lot. Use our Norfolk tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Virginia Zoo and other attractions in Norfolk.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Visited Norfolk Zoo on a Sunday afternoon with our young granddaughters. It was comfortably busy but not crowded. The price was reasonable and there were plenty of diverse animals to interest them. It...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This zoo has some well done exhibits but many did not seem to meet the needs of the animals. One posted description stated that the animal loves to live near water, but even though there are ponds and...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    We live one block from the new rhinos and have been Zoo Members for many years. We visit several times a week and love the zoo. Staff, especially Bob, a volunteer docent, make this a great place for t...  more »

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