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Zoo’s Virtual Auction Offers Rare and Exclusive Opportunities

Updated: Dec 6, 2020

Words and Images courtesy of the Virginia Zoo.



November is here, the holidays are right around the corner, and it’s a puuurfect time to start your shopping with the Virginia Zoo’s Virtual Auction. The Zoo’s first-ever virtual auction contains two dozen works of art and experiences that are unique to the Virginia Zoo.

Virginia Zoo Keeper stands with a rhino flip flop animal, an item available in the Zoo’s Virtual Auction. The auction runs November 9 to 20 and benefits the Zoo’s Emergency Operating Fund.

Exclusive orangutan, gila monster or rhino “skin print” paintings, one-of-a-kind experiences like a sloth photoshoot, behind-the-scenes encounters with exotic birds, private tours and more. The auction is a one-stop-shop for those who have it all. All proceeds from the auction will support the Virginia Zoo Emergency Operating Fund that has enabled to Zoo to continue its outstanding visitor experience, uninterrupted since its reopening in June.

A “Dung Dood” sculpture is made from elephant dung! Just one of the rare and unique artwork items available in the Zoo’s Virtual Auction. Proceeds to benefit the Zoo’s Emergency Operating Fund.

Don’t miss your chance to bid on these incredible gifts and experiences of a lifetime!

  1. Animal skin prints, paintings and footprints

  2. Behind-the-scenes tours

  3. Wellness Campus Tour & Vet Meet and Greet

  4. Crocodile Training Experience

  5. Backyard Makeover by the Zoo Horticulture Team

  6. Rhino Hornbill Experience

  7. And MORE!

The auction begins November 9 at 9 am and concludes November 20 at 8 pm. Visit bidpal.net/virginiazoovirtualauction to begin your bidding.

Virginia Zoo auction offers exciting behind-the-scenes tours and opportunities like a sloth photoshoot. Bid on them at bidpal.net/virginiazoovirtualauction.

About the Virginia Zoo

The Virginia Zoo, located in Norfolk, Virginia, is home to more than 700 exceptional animals representing over 100 fascinating species. Founded in 1901 and residing on 53 beautifully landscaped acres, the Virginia Zoo has demonstrated a commitment to saving and protecting the world’s wildlife by inspiring a passion for nature and taking conservation action at home and around the world. The Virginia Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is recognized as a global leader in education, recreation, science, wildlife conservation, and animal care and welfare. For more than a century, the Zoo has connected adults, families and school children with the natural world and its wildlife. To learn more, visit www.virginiazoo.org.

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