Malayan Tapir Behind-the-Scenes Tour


On this tour, guests will get the opportunity to get a closer look at the largest of the tapir species, the Malayan tapir! Learn more about these amazing animals, their conservation status, and what it takes to care for them from Zoo Keepers. Guests will have the chance to go behind the scenes to see one or more of our tapirs up close, with the potential to watch a training or enrichment session with tapirs Rosco or Haddie. Did you know that tapirs are most closely related to rhinos and horses? Learn more on a tapir tour!

• Family of 4: $300 non-members, $250 members
• Friends of 2: $200 non-members, $150 members
• Additional adult: $60
• Additional child: $40

Max persons allowed on tour: 6 guests

Offered At

Virginia Zoo

Our school and group programs are great for any group – not just schools! Scouts, homeschool groups, libraries, senior centers and more can all enjoy these exciting offerings. These programs give participants a memorable, fun and highly educational way to learn about animals and conservation.

All programs are age-appropriate and complement the Virginia Standards of Learning along with curriculum requirements in North Carolina and for private schools. Scouts can also complete certain badge requirements; ask us for more information!





6 students, 1 chaperone per 0 students


30 min.


Family Programs


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult, K, Postsecondary, Preschool

Price Options

$250.00 per Group for Non School Group

$300.00 per Group for Non School Group

$150.00 per Group for Non School Group

$200.00 per Group for Non School Group