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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. Make Virginia Zoo a centerpiece of your Norfolk vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Norfolk visit app .
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  • Came with my daughter had great time, came Lil to late though we needed more time I got stuck on the monkeys playing with the otters to cute, very comical go see the zoo they are doing new stuff since...  more »
  • This zoo is a lovely place, with both animals and beautiful plantings to see. The fact that animals are housed in natural environments instead of cages is wonderful, and has won this zoo several award...  more »
  • I love how this zoo has creatively designed their exhibit areas and habitats in a way that makes you feel close to the origin area of its residents. The animals seem happy in their environments. The A...  more »

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