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Birmingham Zoo Front Entrance to Move in Preparation for Upcoming Construction
August 13, 2015

Beginning Monday, August 17, the Birmingham Zoo will transition the current front entrance to its new location at the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Breezeway entrance. The relocated front entrance is equipped with a special entrance for Zoo Members and with ticket booths for guests. The front entrance move is the […]

Celebrate the Zoo’s 60th Anniversary at ZooGala 2015: Birmingham Zoo’s Largest Fundraising Event
August 10, 2015 gala

On Friday, September 18, the Birmingham Zoo will host its largest annual fundraising event, ZooGala 2015, sponsored by IBERIABANK, a partner of the Birmingham Zoo since 2003. This annual affair will be held in the Zoo’s signature exhibit, Trails of Africa. Guests are invited to mingle and enjoy dinner and dessert by Kathy G. & […]

The Birmingham Zoo Opens the All-New Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail
August 3, 2015 Black Bears 6

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The Birmingham Zoo is set to open the new Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, an all-new exhibit contributing to animal conservation and welfare that was made possible through a lead gift from the Barbara Ingalls Shook Foundation. This exhibit will officially open to Zoo Members on Thursday, August 6 at 10am […]

 Baby De Brazza’s Monkey Born at the Birmingham Zoo
July 30, 2015 Baby De Brazza's Monkey (1)

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The Birmingham Zoo is proud to announce the birth of its newest family member.  Around 11:35 AM (CST) on July 27, 2015, a De Brazza’s monkey was born. This is the second offspring for both fifteen-year-old mother, Brittany, and eight-year-old father, Huey. It is the most recent De Brazza’s birth since Poppy, […]

Birmingham Zoo Invites the Community to Enjoy Zoo Fun Days
July 21, 2015

Birmingham Zoo Invites the Community to Enjoy Zoo Fun Days BIRMINGHAM, AL – The Birmingham Zoo invites the entire community to experience Zoo Fun Days on the weekends of July 25-26, August 1-2 and August 8-9. Visitors can take advantage of $5* discounted admission, see the rescued American black bears in their temporary exhibit in […]

Celebrate the Fourth of July with the Birmingham Zoo
June 30, 2015

In honor of our nation’s birthday, all active and retired military and their dependents get free admission to the Birmingham Zoo on July 3, 4 and 5 with valid military identification. The Birmingham Zoo invites the community to come out for Fourth of July weekend to enjoy all the Zoo has to offer, including some […]

Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. Addresses City Improvements at Birmingham Zoo and Birmingham Botanical Gardens Roundabout
June 29, 2015

On Wednesday, July 1, City of Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. will address the Birmingham City Cahaba Road project at a ribbon cutting ceremony to highlight the recent improvements to the Cahaba Road roundabout connector between the Birmingham Zoo (the “Zoo”) and Birmingham Botanical Gardens (“The Gardens”). In addition to Mayor Bell, attendees will […]

Birmingham Zoo Receives Grant for New Komodo Dragon Exhibit and Names Campaign Chair
June 24, 2015

The Birmingham Zoo was recently awarded a grant from AutoTec, LLC for the Zoo’s Capital Campaign to fund the new Komodo dragon exhibit in the new Asian Passage. The Komodo dragon is one of several new animal exhibits to be included in the Asian Passage. The Zoo also announces F. Dixon Brooke, Jr., as its […]

The Birmingham Zoo Invites the Community to the All-New Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que Event
June 17, 2015 Zoo Brews BBQ

On Saturday, June 20, the Birmingham Zoo invites the entire community to the all-new Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que event in the Junior-League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo from 5-8pm to celebrate the Zoo’s 60th Anniversary and the Year of Alabama Barbeque. During this family event at the Birmingham Zoo, guests will […]

Fathers Receive Free Admission at the Birmingham Zoo in Honor of Father’s Day
June 15, 2015

In recognition of Father’s Day, fathers get in free at the Birmingham Zoo on Sunday, June 21 with the purchase of a child’s full-price admission (one free redemption per paid admission). During the day, guests are invited to feed the lorikeets in the newly renovated Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary*, ride the new Wild Slide*, […]

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