Metro Richmond Zoo

★★★★☆
  • 8300 Beaver Bridge Rd

    Moseley, VA 23120

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  • 804-739-5666

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Had a great day visiting the Zoo with my son and his family who are here at Fort Lee for training. Great array of animals and feeding the giraffes was great.Only downfall, the military discount offered was only $1 to active duty only!

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★★★★★

Had a great day visiting the Zoo with my son and his family who are here at Fort Lee for training. Great array of animals and feeding the giraffes was great.Only downfall, the military discount offered was only $1 to active duty only!

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Granted, this is a small zoo, but it's a lot of fun and the animals were in great condition. We regularly go to the National Zoo in DC, but this is honestly more enjoyable. People get great looks at the animals and everyone we saw was

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★★★★★

Granted, this is a small zoo, but it's a lot of fun and the animals were in great condition. We regularly go to the National Zoo in DC, but this is honestly more enjoyable. People get great looks at the animals and everyone we saw was

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I took my 2 kids to the zoo today. My 3 year old had a very good time. He liked seeing all of the different types of animals.

I went after reading all of the reviews posted on here. So I didn't know what to expect. It was not as horrible

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★★★★★

I took my 2 kids to the zoo today. My 3 year old had a very good time. He liked seeing all of the different types of animals.

I went after reading all of the reviews posted on here. So I didn't know what to expect. It was not as horrible

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Depressing and Horrified have given an unrecognizable review for a terrific zoo. For the record, I am well acquainted with the zoo and the family that runs it (though I am in no way financially associated or related). It is a for profit

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★★★★★

Depressing and Horrified have given an unrecognizable review for a terrific zoo. For the record, I am well acquainted with the zoo and the family that runs it (though I am in no way financially associated or related). It is a for profit

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We had a wonderful time at this zoo. We've been to other zoos but this was the first one we had to drag the kids out after spending 6 hours there. Its a small zoo and unlike other zoos where you have to search to find the animal in the

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★★★★★

We had a wonderful time at this zoo. We've been to other zoos but this was the first one we had to drag the kids out after spending 6 hours there. Its a small zoo and unlike other zoos where you have to search to find the animal in the

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My opinion is that this is an awful place. I had to leave after about a half hour because I thought the conditions in which the animals were kept was deplorable. This "zoo" is a for-profit venture and NOT accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. I don't feel people should go because our admission dollars are only continuing the cycle for these poor animals. It was clear that the owners have this facility for entertainment, not conservation or education. If we seriously want to do a zoo photography shoot, I think it would be worth the time to explore one of the zoos that is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Examples: There were tropical birds out in 40 degree weather shivering this morning. Three monkeys kept on an island, with inadequate shelter, huddled together to keep warm, in 40 degree weather. Said island was surrounded by dirty water. A prairie dog with an abscess on it's neck and an infected foot. All three tigers (including two white tigers, which aren't even found in nature) were pacing one side of their cage, a documented sign of stress in animals. Awful.

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★☆☆☆☆

My opinion is that this is an awful place. I had to leave after about a half hour because I thought the conditions in which the animals were kept was deplorable. This "zoo" is a for-profit venture and NOT accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. I don't feel people should go because our admission dollars are only continuing the cycle for these poor animals. It was clear that the owners have this facility for entertainment, not conservation or education. If we seriously want to do a zoo photography shoot, I think it would be worth the time to explore one of the zoos that is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Examples: There were tropical birds out in 40 degree weather shivering this morning. Three monkeys kept on an island, with inadequate shelter, huddled together to keep warm, in 40 degree weather. Said island was surrounded by dirty water. A prairie dog with an abscess on it's neck and an infected foot. All three tigers (including two white tigers, which aren't even found in nature) were pacing one side of their cage, a documented sign of stress in animals. Awful.

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

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If you were ever curious as to what a zoo might look like in a third-world country, during a civil war, this might be the place for you. Other than that, please do not give this place your money. The animals are kept in small exhibits, often without adequate shelter. They appear to receive little if no care. This is a wretched place, and hardly enjoyable for children or adults.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you were ever curious as to what a zoo might look like in a third-world country, during a civil war, this might be the place for you. Other than that, please do not give this place your money. The animals are kept in small exhibits, often without adequate shelter. They appear to receive little if no care. This is a wretched place, and hardly enjoyable for children or adults.

Pros: The animals are not actually dead

Cons: Ill-Cared for Animals... Plus: Expensive and Dirty

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This zoo is wonderful! It is a small privately owned zoo, so it doesn't have all of the grand displays that can be found at a large zoo that has more money. When you first get there, buy a cup of food because you are allowed to feed the animals all throughout the zoo. I don't know of any other zoo that allows that. The most popular spot is the giraffe exhibit. The giraffes will walk over and eat the food right out of your hands!

If you are expecting your typical zoo with the animals across giant moats, this is not the place for you. If you want the ability to see a variety of animals up close, then I highly recommend you visit. Season passes are around $30 which pays for itself with only three visits.

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★★★★★

This zoo is wonderful! It is a small privately owned zoo, so it doesn't have all of the grand displays that can be found at a large zoo that has more money. When you first get there, buy a cup of food because you are allowed to feed the animals all throughout the zoo. I don't know of any other zoo that allows that. The most popular spot is the giraffe exhibit. The giraffes will walk over and eat the food right out of your hands!

If you are expecting your typical zoo with the animals across giant moats, this is not the place for you. If you want the ability to see a variety of animals up close, then I highly recommend you visit. Season passes are around $30 which pays for itself with only three visits.

Pros: Intimate, personal experience

Cons: Limited exotic animals

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I am sorry to say, this was the worst zoo I have ever visited. I have been to many zoos all over the US and was very dissapointed. It was the most expensive and least impressive. The overall appearance was depressing. The animal habitats, were not attractive and then you were expected to pay more money to feed the animals and ride rides. Sad, sad. I just feel as if this zoo needs a major overhall, who knows maybe that is why the ticket prices are so high. If you are looking for a family day out I would suggest avoiding the zoo and head over to Maymont, (it has a suggested admission price of $2 per person, I believe, ridiculously low for what is available) where there are beautiful gardens and animals.

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★★☆☆☆

I am sorry to say, this was the worst zoo I have ever visited. I have been to many zoos all over the US and was very dissapointed. It was the most expensive and least impressive. The overall appearance was depressing. The animal habitats, were not attractive and then you were expected to pay more money to feed the animals and ride rides. Sad, sad. I just feel as if this zoo needs a major overhall, who knows maybe that is why the ticket prices are so high. If you are looking for a family day out I would suggest avoiding the zoo and head over to Maymont, (it has a suggested admission price of $2 per person, I believe, ridiculously low for what is available) where there are beautiful gardens and animals.

 

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