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Metro Richmond Zoo, Moseley

#5 of 12 in Zoos & Aquariums in Virginia
This is the OFFICIAL Facebook page of the Metro Richmond Zoo. The Zoo opened to the public on April 22, 1995. Over the years, the Metro Richmond Zoo has grown to 120 acres. The Zoo is now home to over 2,000 animals, representing 180 different species from around the world.

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  • When I visited the Metro Richmond Zoo, I was pleasantly surprised at the quantity and quality of the animals, from penguins to giraffes and so many more. You will be amazed as you actually get to walk...  more »
  • Relaxing stroll for the entire family. Get up close and personal with the animals. For the adventurous, try the Treetop Zoofari! My 7 year old grandson had a blast!!  more »
  • This is a sweet, small zoo. The animals all seem happy and well kept, and this is the perfect zoo to take younger children to. It's small enough so that you can make almost all of it in a couple of hours, but then you can circle back if you want to look at favorites again. My favorites are, of course, feeding the giraffes by hand -- but don't forget the other animals that also like a treat every now and then. They seem to get a little left out, but they are in the pens just behind the giraffe feeding station. It's also so fun to go into the bird area and feed them using budgie sticks -- this provided us with 30 minutes of fun on our most recent trip. There's a small jungle gym that the kids tend to like kind of tucked behind the penguin area. Check the feeding schedule and you can see different types of animals getting fed. And, unless you happen upon a school trip, you'll likely be the only ones in the audience, and can ask lots of questions. This zoo is great fun on a day with some pleasant weather. One a day when it is really hot, it is kinda miserable, because there are not really many places you can stop and cool off, but that's our only reservation. If you are local or traveling through, it can be a fun half-day stop for families and a great way to get some energy out and some giggles in.
  • Really enjoyed the variation of different species. The Tigers, Giraffes, Lions and Rhinos were especially active today. Two thing I would recommend future visitors is: comfortable shoes, and cash. There is reasonably priced food options here and many different vending machines for drinks. Oh yeah if a while tickets are available for purchase there you may want to purchase online so the wait time in line wont be so long.

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