Thursday, June 1, 2023

Virginia Zoo hosts first-ever Pride Night at the Zoo on June 9.

The Virginia Zoo is hosting its first-ever Pride Night on June 9, 2022 from 5 to 8 pm. The after-hours event is open to the public and will celebrate the brilliantly diverse community. Animal ambassadors will be greeting guests, all trails will be open and the animals will receive colorful and themed enrichment to proudly support the LGBTQ+ community and allies.

See the new pride of lions, Ansel, Asha and Kali as they take turns exploring their habitat. Try to spot the baby sloth, Reilly in the Conservatory. Say hello to the herd of 20 goats just in. 

Enjoy food trucks, beer and wine, music from a DJ and appearances from event sponsors, Hampton Roads Pride and HRBOR.

The Virginia Zoo, located in Norfolk, Virginia, is home to more than 700 exceptional animals representing over 100 fascinating species.

Founded in 1901 and residing on 53 beautifully landscaped acres, the Virginia Zoo has demonstrated a commitment to saving and protecting the world’s wildlife by inspiring a passion for nature and taking conservation action at home and around the world.

The Virginia Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is recognized as a global leader in education, recreation, science, wildlife conservation, and animal care and welfare.

For more than a century, the Zoo has connected adults, families and school children with the natural world and its wildlife. To learn more, visit

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate. For more information, visit


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