Press Releases

September 14, 2023
Mill Mountain Zoo Celebrates International Red Panda Day
You are invited to attend Mill Mountain Zoo’s annual celebration of International Red Panda Day! The festivities will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 10:30 until 4 pm.
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.
February 14, 2018
Go Fund Me Update
We wanted to take a few moments and update you on our Go Fund Me campaign that recently ended and how it played out for us. In the end, we raised a total of $8,330, which was above and beyond or target of $5,000.
November 3, 2017
Roanoke Women's Foundation Grant
We are proud to announce that the Roanoke Women’s Foundation has provided the Zoo with a $46,800 grant to renovate exhibits and expand our education program.
August 15, 2017
Kids Square
The Mill Mountain Zoo is pleased to announce that it has entered into a reciprocal discount with the Don & Barbara Smith Children’s Museum, Kids Square located at Center in the Square here in Roanoke, Virginia.
August 3, 2017
New Raccoon Exhibit
The Mill Mountain Zoo is pleased to announce the opening of our new Raccoon Exhibit. The first of two Raccoons, “Katia” is now on display.
July 25, 2017
Acoustic Fridays
Join us for the last Acoustic Fridays of the summer season. We will be open late�until 7pm with live acoustic music from Joy Tru from 4-7pm.
July 3, 2017
Mill Mountain Zoo Celebrates 65th Anniversary
Please join us on the 4th of July for our 65th Anniversary. Come out and celebrate with us by having a piece of birthday cake!
June 23, 2017
Acoustic Fridays!
The Mill Mountain Zoo is pleased to announce something entirely new, Acoustic Friday's. Once a month we will be open late until 7:00 pm on a Friday. In addition, we will have live acoustic music from Joy Truskowski from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.
April 18, 2017
Pallas Cat Kittens
The Mill Mountain Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of 3 Pallas’ cat kittens. The kittens, two boys and one girl, were born on March 21, 2017 and are now 4 weeks old.

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