Media Coverage

September 15, 2023
Zoo celebrates Red Panda day with plenty to do
Tomorrow is all about the panda that receives less fanfare than the giant pandas you usually picture.
September 17, 2023
Mill Mountain Zoo Celebrates International Red Panda Day
The Mill Mountain Zoo had its annual celebration of International Red Panda Day on Saturday.
July 10, 2023
Thank you to our friends at AEP for sponsoring the Animal Explorer Backpack Program collaboration with Roanoke Public Libraries.
This educational program provides the Zoo with a new, creative, interactive way to teach families about wildlife conservation.
July 5, 2023
Happy Birthday to Mill Mountain Zoo!
Please consider a donation to your historic community Zoo. We need your support
May 18, 2023
Carilion Children's Curiosity Corner at Mill Mountain Zoo
Thank you, Carilion Clinic and Carilion Children's, for your partnership!
June 14, 2023
All Aboard!! The Zoo Choo at Mill Mountain Zoo is back.
All aboard the Zoo Choo! The historic train is back at Mill Mountain Zoo after almost a two-year hiatus due to renovations.
April 29, 2020
WSLS Story: Mill Mountain Zoo Launches GoFundMe During Coronavirus Closure
While many non-essential businesses across Virginia are closed, that doesn’t mean operating costs go away. That’s especially true for the Mill Mountain Zoo.
September 2, 2021
Destination: Mill Mountain Zoo Seeks Help Getting Golf Cart for Better oo Accessibility
To increase the Zoo’s accessibility, we must first tackle our mountaintop location. A long walk from the parking lot to our front gate may result in guests with limited mobility choosing not to visit.
April 29, 2020
Roanoke Times Article: Keeping the Animals Fed and Healthy During Pandemic Closure
Nova, a red panda at Mill Mountain Zoo, is fed apple pieces by zookeeper Brittany Furr-Stanfield, of Martinsville, who has worked at the zoo for three years. The zookeepers wear masks so they don’t...
April 29, 2020
WFXR Story: Mill Mountain Zoo Closed But Work on Zoo Continues
Niki Voudren Mill Mountain Board of Directors, Vice President talks about what they are working on behind the closed doors to ensure it’s better than ever when it is opened and how we can help support the animals.
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.

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