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Mill Mountain Zoo

Mill Mountain Park

Roanoke, VA 24034-3484

(504) 343-3241 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.mmzoo.org/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MillMountainZoo

160 animals representing 46 species. General information, animal photos and descriptions, news, special events, and conservation program summary.

The Mill Mountain Zoo, as a member of AZA,( The Association of Zoos and Aquariums), participates in many cooperative breeding and management programs, the goal of which is to maintain a high level of genetic diversity within a species’ captive population. It is hoped that this close attention to detail within a species’ population will allow zoos to become banks or reservoirs of genetic information, so if needed, we can explore future release programs for these species.

Number of Species: Mammals: 16 Birds : 36 Reptiles : 12 Amphibians: 7 Invertebrates: 3

An SSP species is one that is intensively managed by an elected management committee in order to maintain a genetically viable and demographically stable population for long-term conservation purposes.

Mill Mountain Zoo’s SSP species include: Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Japanese Macaque, Fishing Cat, White-naped Crane, Red Wolf, Eurasian Black Vulture, Andean Condor

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

717 General Booth Blvd

Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4811

(757) 385-7777 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.virginiaaquarium.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VirginiaAquarium

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/vaaquarium

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/virginiaaquarium

Come explore over 800,000 gallons of one of the best aquariums and live animal habitats in the country at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Check out our hundreds of hands-on exhibits, outdoor aviary, nature trail, and marshlands. Plus you won’t want to miss our 3D IMAX® Theater. Of course with a screen six stories tall and eight stories wide, it’d be impossible to miss!

Virginia Living Museum

524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd

Newport News, VA 23601

(757) 595-1900 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.thevlm.org/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Virginia-Living-Museum/34454752665

Virginia’s natural heritage is the star at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. See endangered red wolves, bald eagles and a loggerhead sea turtle. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. 250 living species depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. Hands-on activities, an observatory, state-of-the-art digital planetarium, outdoor boardwalk, green living demonstration house, native plant and conservation gardens add to the experience.

Virginia Zoological Park

3500 Granby Street

Norfolk, VA 23504-1329

(757) 441-2374 – Local Phone

Website: http://www.virginiazoo.org/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Virginia-Zoo/122765438053

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/virginiazoo

From mighty Monica, an African elephant, to our flock of small love birds, the Virginia Zoo is home to over 350 of our furry, feathered and scaly animal friends. Our animals include exotic representatives from the African savannah, as well as friendly goats that you would find on a Virginia farm. Come spend a day with us in the animal kingdom.