NORFOLK, VA – The Virginia Zoo has received a $10,000 award from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation as part of the Virginia Zoo’s Defining Moments Capital Campaign. This campaign supported the renovations to the Zoo’s World of Reptiles & Friends that opened in June.
“Every member of our community plays an important role in preserving our environment and wildlife,” said Hans VonKruger, Senior Vice President and Market Manager of Bank of America. “We recognize and support the Virginia Zoo’s leadership in our region’s environmental and wildlife conservation efforts,” VonKruger added.
“We are grateful for our outstanding partnership with Bank of America. Their significant contributions to the Virginia Zoo allow us to increase educational opportunities to the thousands of children who visit the Zoo each year which is core to our mission,” said Greg Bockheim, Executive Director of the Virginia Zoo.
The Virginia Zoo offers a one-of-a-kind relaxed and fun environment for learning to nearly 500,000 visitors from around Hampton Roads each year. In its latest addition, guests can wander the 13,000-square-foot World of Reptiles building and meet its more than 300 new inhabitants, from the most fascinating frogs to critically endangered crocodiles. For more information, visit virginiazoo.org/worldofreptiles
About the Virginia Zoo
The Virginia Zoo, located in Norfolk, Virginia, is home to more than 500 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.
Photo: Virginia Zoological Society Board President, Ben Miles, Virginia Zoological Society Board Member Carolyn Betz, Bank of America Hampton Roads Market President Charlie Henderson and Virginia Zoological Society Board Member Debi Waitzer.