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Seeing Green at the Virginia Zoo

Celebrate green this St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2015, at the Virginia Zoo. Get out your green garb and wear it to the zoo and receive half off your admission for the day from 10am – 5 pm. The more green the merrier.

Come discover all the colors of the rainbow, you just might find a pot of gold. From the plains of Africa to the Trail of the Tiger to the blooming Daffodils to even the Reptile House, there is so much to explore. From jade to emerald, check out all of these bold and vibrant reptiles and amphibians that always wear green, including:

Madagascar Giant Day Gecko is vibrant green which helps them blend in with their forested habit, hiding from both predators and prey. Native to Madagascar, they are ground in tropical and sub-tropical forests, orchards and villages. A male Giant Day gecko will grow up to 11-inches long. They communicate using clicks, squeaks, barks and croaks, unlike many other lizards that simply hiss or make no sound at all.

About the Virginia Zoo

The Virginia Zoo, located in Norfolk, Virginia is home to more than 500 animals representing over 100 different species. Founded in 1900 and residing on 53 landscaped acres in Lafayette, the Virginia Zoo has demonstrated a commitment to education and conservation for more than a century. The Virginia Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Visit or call (757) 441-2374 for more information.

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