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Pygmy Hippo Exhibit Now Open

5 monthes ago   |   By Metro Richmond Zoo

The Metro Richmond Zoo is pleased to announce the opening of our new Pygmy hippo exhibit. The Pygmy hippopotamus is a rare species native to swamps and rivers in forested areas of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and the Ivory Coast. They are highly endangered, with only 3,000 individuals remaining in the wild.
At the Zoo, guests can come face to face with Corwin and Iris, our two Pygmy hippos. Corwin is a 2 year old male and Iris is an 11 year old female. The new exhibit provides our visitors with incredible views of the Pygmy hippo on land and in the water. People can interact with the...
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New Otter Cove Exhibit Now Open!

New Otter Cove Exhibit Now Open!

5 monthes ago   |   By Metro Richmond Zoo

The Metro Richmond Zoo is pleased to announce the opening of a new African Clawless otter exhibit. Otters have been a favorite at the Zoo for years, and now they have new and upgraded habitat. This exhibit, called Otter Cove, is more than 5 times the size of their previous home and it features a 12,000 gallon pool of water.
The African Clawless otter is the third largest species of otter in the world. Their hands are clawless and their feet are partially webbed. They are native to Africa near permanent bodies of water in the savanna or lowland forests. Otters are very intelligent, curious...
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New Sloth Exhibit

5 monthes ago   |   By Metro Richmond Zoo

The Metro Richmond Zoo is pleased to announce the opening of a new sloth exhibit. The new habitat, called Animals of the Amazon, features different species of animals native to the Amazon rainforest and other parts of South America. These species include: Two-toed sloth, Red-rumped agouti , 2 species of tortoise, and 2 species of turtles.
The Animals of the Amazon exhibit allows guest to see different species of animals coexisting as they might in the wild. It is designed to mimic layers of a natural ecosystem: turtles in the water below, tortoises and rodents on the forest floor, and...
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New Gray Wolf Exhibit

New Gray Wolf Exhibit

5 monthes ago   |   By Metro Richmond Zoo

The Metro Richmond Zoo is thrilled to announce the opening of a new Gray wolf exhibit. The Gray wolf is native to North America and can live in a variety of habitats: forest, woodland, grassland, tundra, and arid locations. They are the largest member of the family Canidae. The Gray wolf is known for its legendary howl that can be heard up to seven miles away in wooded areas. The Gray wolf can be gray, white, black, or a mixture of these colors.
The new exhibit is located in the North American section of the Zoo near the alligators, elk, and bison. The large habitat is nestled in a...
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