Vint Virga Profile in the New York Times

By | 2018-01-05T00:17:21+00:00 January 10th, 2015|

Willie the donkey and Sukari, a Masai giraffe. (Photo: Robin Schwartz for The New York Times) Alex Halberstadt has published this in-depth look at the world of zoos in The New York Times Magazine. Here is an [...]

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A Morning Stroll

By | 2018-01-04T19:13:20+00:00 November 18th, 2014|

A morning stroll in November’s chilly winds...   (Photo by Vint Virga)  

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Meet Black Jack the Wallaby

By | 2018-01-04T19:13:20+00:00 November 12th, 2014|

Remember this little Bennett’s wallaby from August? Here he is in his momma’s pouch two...   (Photo by Vint Virga)   Here he is months later...   (Photo by Vint Virga)   And here he is on the [...]

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Cozy Like a Sloth

By | 2018-01-04T19:13:20+00:00 October 10th, 2014|

A good day for getting cozy indoors like Willie (a two-toed sloth). Photo by Vint Virga

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Zoo Rounds

By | 2018-01-04T19:13:20+00:00 October 5th, 2014|

Back to the comforts of home and rounds at one of my favorite zoos. Photo by Vint Virga

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A Cool Drink

By | 2018-01-04T19:13:21+00:00 July 1st, 2014|

A cooling, fresh drink on a hot summer day … on my rounds through the zoo. Photo by Vint Virga

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2014 Nautilus Award

By | 2018-01-04T19:13:21+00:00 May 1st, 2014|

2014 Nautilus Award The news came while in the giraffe barn at Dallas Zoo… The Soul of All Living Creatures is a Winner of the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award.

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Joe the Owl

By | 2018-01-04T19:13:21+00:00 October 1st, 2013|

It’s been a good while since I’ve cared for a great horned owl.  Meet Joe. Sensitive. Reserved. Majestic. Photo by Vint Virga

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Tegu’s Soul

By | 2018-01-04T19:13:22+00:00 August 30th, 2013|

I’m often asked in interviews how it can be certain animals have souls.  Among the reasons I offer, I try to explain how each creature with whom I work has a unique identity — their personality, temperament, what brings them [...]

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Bamboo Grazing

By | 2018-01-04T19:13:23+00:00 May 5th, 2013|

Visited Shea Lai and Jaing on my rounds this morning — leisurely grazing on bamboo leaves while a dark bank of rainclouds gathered just above. Photo by Vint Virga

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