AAA Editor Notes
Metro Richmond Zoo is at 8300 Beaver Bridge Rd., just s. of jct. US 360 (Hull Street Rd.). The 40-acre zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals representing 180-plus species, including cheetahs, giraffes, tigers, rhinos, warthogs and penguins as well as some 200 monkeys. A petting area featuring barnyard animals also is on-site as is a jungle-themed carousel. The Safari Sky Ride takes visitors on a scenic 15-minute tour high above the park grounds. The Safari Train also offers views of the park's inhabitants. The Treetop Zoofari zipline zooms 3,000 feet through the forest, including a 600-foot zip over the zoo’s lake.
Food is available seasonally. Picnic tables are available.
Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.