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Take a Walk on The Wild Side at the Virginia Zoo

When you're ready to take a walk on the wild side, head to the Virginia Zoo. An easy drive from our apartments in Virginia Beach, it's where visitors have crossed through the gates for over 100 years. Today, the zoo creates a world where everyone values wildlife. Here are some of the animals you'll discover during your visit: 

Asiatic Black Bear

In the wild, Asiatic black bears roam in the Middle East and Asian countries like Japan and Vietnam. They're medium to large in size. These bears typically feed at night, and their diet includes berries, nuts, and small animals. The Asiatic black bears are declining in population. Their main threat is illegal hunting, and they're listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. 

Masai Giraffe 

Masai giraffes call Tanzania and southern Kenya home. They're darker than other giraffe species. These majestic animals are creamy-brown and boast patterns resembling oak leaves. Males grow up to 18 feet tall and while females reach heights of 14 feet tall. At the zoo, you'll meet Billy, Kylie, and their friends. To enhance your visit, take a behind-the-scenes tour to learn more. Their keepers will talk about their conservation status and what it takes to care for them. 

Bornean Orangutan 

Critically endangered, Bornean orangutans are the world's largest arboreal mammals. True to their name, they are native to the island of Borneo. These orangutans weigh up to 200 pounds and are known for their wiry orange fur. During your zoo visit, don't miss seeing Schnitz, Pepper, Solaris, and Dara. 

After spending a fun-filled day at the zoo, grab a bite to eat at a nearby Indian restaurant. To become a resident of The Apartments at Spence Crossing, please contact us. Our friendly leasing team will show you our apartments near Tidewater Community College firsthand.

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