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Metro Richmond Zoo
8300 Beaver Bridge Rd
Moseley
VA
23120
Tel: (804) 739-5666

Where are we going today?

Hop aboard the Safari Train and take a fifteen minute ride into the African Savannah. Get up close and personal with free-ranging animals while receiving a guided tour.
Metro Richmond Zoo houses around 1,400 animals of nearly 150 species and is visited by 25,000-30,000 visitors annually. The zoo has one of the largest primate collections in the United States.
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    Best zoo I've been to because it was not crowded, and had every animal I can think of (besides a wombat but they probably have that too). The animals all seem very well taken care of and a majority of them had ample space to roam around.
    If I had to say something bad, it would be that the windows were not kept very clean and there wasn't a variety of food. Pack a lunch and bring some water!

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    Starting with the positive. This visit takes place in late May. Babies every where!!! Cheetahs, camel, hogs, giraffe. Best if you arrive at opening cooler, active animals, and less crowds. The highlight you get to feed the animals. Okay now the not so positive but not horrible comments. This is a zoo that truly caters to young children not really to adults. Unless you have children the zoo will only take a couple of hours not an all day location. When you pull in to the zoo it feels like you are entering a private home, a little weird. I highly...Read More

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    I love visiting the zoo! They have a remarkable variety of animals in very natural habitats. The animals must be happy there based on the babies we see every time we go!

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    I have been to zoos all across the US, and I thought this was a good one. I don't understand the reviews about small enclosures and animals in danger. I thought the opposite. Never smelled anything bad except in the bat/sloth house, and that is not avoidable. Loved feeding a juvenile giraffe, who adored having his head scratched. This is not the national zoo with every animal imaginable, but it was definitely worth going.

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    Had loads of fun great to take a gf on a date

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by Alicia Rice

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Starting with the positive. This visit takes place in late May. Babies every where!!! Cheetahs, camel, hogs, giraffe. Best if you arrive at opening cooler, active animals, and less crowds. The highlight you get to feed the animals. Okay now the not so positive but not horrible comments. This is a zoo that truly caters to young children not really to adults. Unless you have children the zoo will only take a couple of hours not an all day location. When you pull in to the zoo it feels like you are entering a private home, a little weird. I highly suggest you bring hand wipes or sanitizer because not a single sanitizer dispenser was filled. So after you feed the cute animals you truly need a wash.

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