Media Coverage

April 16, 2024
Mill Mountain Zoo talks Spring/Summer Events
Mill Mountain Zoo is adding more fun things to do at the zoo. Zoo educators Katie Harlow and Kiana Nowall speak with 7@four about the upcoming events. As a reminder, Summer camp registration is open!
April 2, 2024
Everything New at Mill Mountain Zoo!
Kiana Nowall, zoo educator, spoke with 7@four on the new things coming to Mill Mountain Zoo.
March 19, 2024
Mill Mountain Zoo prepares for the Spring Season
Zoo educators Katie Harlow and Kiana Nowall speak with 7@four about what’s happening at Mill Mountain Zoo for the Spring.
March 5, 2024
March Mustelids with WDBJ7@4
Mill Mountain Zoo’s educators, Katie Harlow and Kiana Nowall, are talking about Mustelids with 7@four. They are a type of carnivorous mammal with slender bodies, like weasels and ferrets.
February 20, 2024
Mill Mountain Zoo talks about monogamy in animals vs humans
Katie Harlow and Kiana Nowall with Mill Mountain Zoo share with 7@four the difference in monogamy between humans and animals. They also bring a chinchilla, as they tend to be monogamous.
January 23, 2024
Mill Mountain Zoo Spring Camp
Mill Mountain Zoo joins WDBJ7@4 to talk about spring break camp and some of their animal ambassadors!
January 9, 2024
Mill Mountain Zoo educators talk pelts
Mill Mountain Zoo stopped by 7@four to talk zoo hours and animal pelts.
January 2, 2024
The New & Improved at Mill Mountain Zoo
A change in leadership has led to numerous expansions and upgrades over the last few years.
December 19, 2023
Rita Goes on the News!
Mill Mountain Zoo educators talk about Rita the military macaw and all the fun things the zoo has to offer during the winter months!
December 12, 2023
Mill Mountain Zoo Christmas Merch
Mill Mountain Zoo talks about the differences between hibernation and brumation. They show off the new Christmas merch and show how to donate to get a unique animal ornament.
November 28, 2023
Mill Mountain Zoo talks animals and events
Zoo Educators Kiana Nowall and Katie Harlow let us know more about Night Howls and brings a few critters to learn about.
November 14, 2023
Night Howls, Fall Car Show, and more headed to Mill Mountain Zoo
Mill Mountain Zoo in Roanoke has several events coming up, including Night Howls and the First Annual Fall Car Show.
October 31, 2023
November Events at Mill Mountain Zoo
Mill Mountain Zoo is having a bunch of amazing events at the zoo! Come and join us for some amazing events and programs.
October 18, 2023
Mill Mountain Zoo's Zoo Boo Event
Zoo Boo is our annual Halloween celebration for kids and those young at heart.
October 3, 2023
New Additions to the Zoo
Mill Mountain Zoo welcomes some new additions to the zoo including a new resident of the Reptile House!
October 17, 2023
October Events at Mill Mountain Zoo
Mill Mountain Zoo is having a bunch of amazing events at the zoo! Come and join us for a spooky good time!
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, 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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