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Virginia Zoo, Norfolk

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Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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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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  • My wife, her two sisters, and I visited the zoo on a chilly late March day. The three main exhibits are for animals from Asia, Africa, and Australia. We really enjoyed the Asia and Africa exhibits.....  more
    My wife, her two sisters, and I visited the zoo on a chilly late March day. The three main exhibits are for animals from Asia, Africa, and Australia. We really enjoyed the Asia and Africa exhibits.....  more »
  • This is not a huge zoo but it is well-kept and great to visit. I think it is good for families with small children because it is not so big. 
    This is not a huge zoo but it is well-kept and great to visit. I think it is good for families with small children because it is not so big.  more »
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  • A fantastic zoo! Highly recommend that you take the entire day off to visit because there's a lot to see. There's a friendly petting zoo, bat caves, walking trails to see the other animals that reside at the zoo from other countries. A cute gift shop and yummy fast food restaurant add to the perks that this awesome zoo offers. A fun filled place for the entire family. Enjoy!
  • Pros: Clean! Well kept! Spacious! Staff friendly and efficient! Animals well taken care of! A new baby giraffe and a new baby rhino, this year! Cons: I don't like the train being an additional charge. More and better food service.

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