Birmingham Zoo Breaks Attendance Record Third-Year in a Row!

NQ0X3396In 2014, a record number of 574,581 visitors made their way to the Birmingham Zoo, setting the Zoo’s new all-time attendance record! This is the third year in a row that the Zoo has broken an attendance record.

Thank you to everyone (members, patrons, visitors, volunteers, board members, staff, Zoo supporters, etc.) who visited or helped the Zoo reach this goal! Throughout the year 2014, Birmingham Zoo guests enjoyed “The Baby Bunch” in the spring which featured some of the Zoo’s youngest animals, meeting Bety and Sassy, the two newly rescued American black bears, the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure and much more.  Spread the word, we are asking everyone to be sure to visit the Birmingham Zoo throughout 2015 to help celebrate 60 years of the Zoo and to help break another attendance record!

Join Us for Woo at the Zoo

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Join us this Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, as the Birmingham Zoo hosts its second annual Woo at the Zoo! The event will feature light hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, beer, giveaways and exclusive animal greetings in the Zoo’s auditorium. Enjoy a series of engaging expositions on “love” in the wild, led by the Zoo’s experienced staff. Topics covered will explore courtship of different animals and anatomical diversities. Woo at the Zoo is designed for those seeking an enriching and unique experience on Valentine’s Day, setting this day apart from other Valentine’s Day formalities. Animal advocates and romance enthusiasts alike will be excited to attend this love-themed event at the Birmingham Zoo!

$50 Zoo Member individual
$75 for Zoo Member couple
$65 for non-member individual
$90 for non-member couple

To purchase tickets and reserve your spot at “Woo at the Zoo,” please click here.

Ages 21 and up only. All proceeds benefit conservation efforts at the Birmingham Zoo. Seating is limited. Animals are not on exhibit during Woo at the Zoo.

Audubon Tom Imhof Zoo Bird Walk

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Join the Birmingham Audubon Society and the Birmingham Zoo in a FREE two-hour guided birding trip through the Zoo. The walk begins at the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo gate and continues into the natural areas of Alabama Wilds. Bird lovers of all ages are invited to bring their binoculars, bird field guides and cameras for an experience like no other! Participants should enter the Zoo through the Children’s Zoo Breezeway Gate to the right of the Zoo’s front entrance.


Register Today for the Amazing Bird Photography Workshop

Saturday, February 14
Registration is now open for the Amazing Bird Photography Workshop on Saturday, February 14 at the Birmingham Zoo! Photography enthusiasts from beginners to experts are invited to join skilled wildlife and nature photographer, George Ritchey, for a special photography workshop focusing on bird photography. Learn special tricks to capture spectacular images of birds at the Birmingham Zoo and in your own backyard! Participants will need a camera and flash, image capture cards, a tripod, a camera lens and extra batteries. Hurry- spots are limited! To register, please call 205.397.3877 or email

Members- $35
Non-Members- $45
*Price includes entry to the Birmingham Zoo

Great Backyard Bird Count

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This annual event unites birdwatchers from across the globe as they track bird species found in their own backyards, parks and local spaces. Hear birdwatching tips from Birmingham Audubon Society experts and take part in bird conservation activities in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo and Alabama Wilds. Admission to this event is FREE to members, and FREE to non-members with the purchase of a regular Zoo admission ticket.

Vote for the Birmingham Zoo in Birmingham Parent’s Family Favorites 2015

birmingham parentVoting for the 2015 Birmingham Parent’s Family Favorites is open and the Zoo needs your help! To vote, please click here and nominate the Birmingham Zoo for “Favorite Family Attraction in Birmingham,” “Favorite Birthday Party Place” and “Favorite Kids Camp – Daycamp.” The deadline for entries is April 22. Be sure to visit Birmingham Parent to vote today!

Experience Birmingham Zoo Career Day and Learn About Working with Animals!

Saturday, February 28
careerRegister your 9th-12th grader today for Birmingham Zoo Career Day on Saturday, February 28! Students will learn from the staff at the Birmingham Zoo about the exciting careers available to those who want to work with animals! Birmingham Zoo Career Day will explore different Zoo careers and include behind-the-scenes tours and animal encounters. To register, please call 205.397.3877, or email*Please note lunch is not provided. Participants may bring their own lunch or purchase their lunch in the Zoo’s Café.

$15 Members
$20 Non-Members