The Virginia Zoological Park is committed to saving and protecting the world’s wildlife by inspiring a passion for nature and taking conservation action at home and around the world.
This mission is accomplished in the following ways.
- By demonstrating leadership in wildlife conservation and animal welfare.
- Providing a broad audience with outstanding and unique educational opportunities that lead to the appreciation and stewardship of nature.
- Inspiring and serving our community with engaging, meaningful, safe and memorable experiences.
- Providing innovative zoological facilities for events and programs that contribute to the region’s economic vitality.
- By demonstrating organizational excellence consistent with a commitment to outstanding service, progressive resource management and environmental leadership.