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Promoting an appreciation and understanding of wildlife and habitat preservation since 1952.


Mill Mountain Zoo is a refuge to animals that are critically endangered, vulnerable, or otherwise non-releasable due to injury or captive birth. Not only do we protect and preserve the health and viability of these vulnerable animals in our guardianship. MMZoo is the region's leader in wildlife conservation. Additionally, we participate in research and species survival programs.

upcoming events

Spring Fling
Spring is in the air! Come up to Mill Mountain Zoo to celebrate the beginning of spring with activities related to gardening, birding and other fun things to get you thinking about springtime!
Party for the Planet
Come celebrate Earth Day with Mill Mountain Zoo and Clean Valley Council.
World Migratory Bird Day and Community Art Show
Join us to celebrate and learn more about migratory bird conservation and how you can help. Keeper chats and crafts are just some of the activities.

zoo News

The Latest News:
October 4, 2022

Lowe’s has selected the Zoo for their annual Heroes Project a second year in a row! The Zoo will be closed for the day to allow them to work.

In The Media:
September 14, 2021
Education: Roanoke City Library Debuts Nature Backpacks

Mill Mountain Zoo is partnering with Roanoke Public Libraries. Soon you will be able to use your library card to check out Nature Backpacks from the Main, Melrose, and Raleigh Court branches.

Press Release:
January 13, 2020
New Red Wolves Have Arrived!

Mill Mountain Zoo is pleased to announce the arrival of the “Durham” pack, a family group of 8 red wolves. These wolves were transferred from the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC on January 13, 2020.

September 14, 2021
Activities and Lessons to do with your Kids

We’re here to help parents and teachers as we enter this unusual school year!

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