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.
Mill Mountain Zoo is the only zoological entity in Virginia's Blue Ridge offering educational programming that is specifically tied to Virginia's SOL academic standards. In a typical year, Mill Mountain Zoo reaches approximately 8,000 children through bioscience educational programming - plus 7,000 more people, mostly children, through outreach programs.
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.
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.
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.
We’re here to help parents and teachers as we enter this unusual school year!