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 This week’s #FanPhotoFriday was submitted by Katie Dobbins and shows one of the Zoo’s aldabra tortoises. Thank you for submitting this awesome photo, Katie! Are you interested in seeing your photo on the Zoo’s #FanPhotoFriday? It’s easy! Visit the Zoo, take photos of your favorite animals and submit them to the Zoo in a Facebook message. Be sure to check each week to see the new #FanPhoto!
 Betsy Ross, one of the Zoo’s Virginia opossums, visited FOX 6 this morning with information about Labor Day Weekend at the Zoo, September 5-7! Did you know that opossums are well-known for pretending to be dead to avoid being eaten by predators? Visit www.birminghamzoo.com for more information on all the activities happening Labor Day Weekend at the Zoo! #FridayFact #GoodDayAlabama #BirminghamAL #BhamZoo
 This week’s awesome #FanPhotoFriday was submitted by Traci Bryant and shows the Zoo’s American alligator, Wally. Thank you for submitting this great photo, Traci! Are you interested in seeing your photo on the Zoo’s #FanPhotoFriday? It’s easy! Visit the Zoo, take photos of your favorite animals and submit them to the Zoo in a Facebook message. Be sure to check each week to see if your photo is the new fan photo of the week!
 One of the Zoo’s eastern screech owls, Cayenne, flew over to FOX 6 this morning with information about the Zoo’s Adopt-An-Animal program! Did you know that the colors on eastern screech owls make it very difficult for others to distinguish them from surrounding tree bark? Visit www.birminghamzoo.com for more information and to Adopt-An-Animal today! #FridayFact #GoodDayAlabama #BirminghamAL #BhamZoo
 Show your support for rhino conservation by joining the Zoo for Bowling for Rhinos at Brunswick Riverview Lanes TONIGHT August 20 from 7-9pm! A $20 registration fee includes 2 hours of bowling, free rhino t-shirt, shoes, access to raffle prizes and food (first come, first serve). Personal sponsors are encouraged. The top fundraiser’s name will be entered to win a trip to Africa! 100% of proceeds will go towards rhino conservation through the International Rhino Foundation and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. To learn more about the event, please visit www.aazk.org/bowling-for-rhinos/.
 This week’s #TriviaTuesday is all about the African Lion! The Birmingham Zoo has two resident African lions, Kwanza, a male, and Akili, a female. Lions are the only social cats. They live in groups called prides, which may consist of as few as 4 or 5 cats or as many as 35. The African lion is one of the four roaring cats. For #TriviaTuesday, do you know how far away a lion’s roar can be heard?
 This week’s wonderful #FanPhotoFriday was submitted by Christie Ezekiel and shows one of the cockatoos at the Birmingham Zoo. Thank you for submitting this wonderful photo, Christie! Are you interested in seeing your photo on the Zoo’s #FanPhotoFriday? It’s easy! Visit the Zoo, take photos of your favorite animals and submit them to the Zoo in a Facebook message.
 Axl, the Zoo’s uromastyx, visited FOX 6 this morning with information on World Lizard day, occurring today from 9am-12pm! Did you know that a uromastyx can burrow up to 10 feet below ground? Visit birminghamzoo.com for more information on World Lizard Day at the Birmingham Zoo! #‎FridayFact ‪#‎GoodDayAlabama ‪#‎BirminghamAL ‪#‎BhamZoo ‪#‎InstaZoo