Join Us for Vulture Awareness Day

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Visit the Birmingham Zoo to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day! The Birmingham Zoo currently has three of the world’s 23 species of vultures. Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range of threats.  Come learn about vulture conservation and the important role vultures play in our ecosystem while enjoying a full day of events at the Birmingham Zoo!

Schedule of Events:
10am: Scavenger Hunt with clue sheets available outside of the Gift Shop
10:30am: White-backed Vulture Keeper Chat near Kori Kountry
11am: Scavenger Wildlife Show at Wildlife stage
11:45am: Cinereous Vulture Keeper Chat at Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter
12pm: Vulture “Vomit” Making to Ward Off Predators Activity at Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter
1:30pm: Black Vulture Keeper Chat at Activity Yard in Children’s Zoo

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend at the Zoo

August 30-September 1

IMG_1089Come to the Zoo this holiday weekend and take advantage of the Birmingham Zoo’s many activities! Visit the animals, take a ride on the Jane H. Brock Soaring Zipline Safari*, the train* and carousel*, feed the giraffes at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter* and cool off in the Splash Pads at the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo! Don’t miss the thrill and excitement of the Red Diamond Sea Lion Splash Show and see the butterflies in Granny’s Butterfly Garden before the exhibit closes for the season.
*Additional cost

 Take a Ride On the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari, And Then Enjoy Visiting Each Member of The Baby Bunch Throughout the Zoo

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The Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure is powered by Red Mountain Park. See details here!



Soar through the treetops at the Zoo

Take an aerial journey at the Birmingham Zoo with the all-new Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure! This new attraction will take you through the treetops of Alabama Wilds as you soar to extraordinary heights reaching 20 feet above ground level. Powered by Red Mountain Park, this attraction is fun for the entire family! Watch below as Rob and Dana from Magic 96.5 take an exhilarating ride on the zipline, and make plans to experience this adventure for yourself!

 ZooGala 2014

To make your reservation today, please click here.


2014 Gala Corporate Partners

2014 Gala “Presenting” Partner

“Elephant” Partners
Alabama Power Company
BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama
Wells Fargo

“Lion” Partners 
Hoar Construction LLC
Protective Life Corporation
Vulcan Materials Company

“Giraffe” Partners
Balch & Bingham LLP
Brasfield & Gorrie
Burr & Forman LLP
CS Beatty Construction, Inc.
Energen Corporation
Grand Bohemian Hotel
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC
John 3:16
J.R. Prewitt and Associates
Lane Parke Apts/Daniel Corporation
Don and Sandy Logan Family
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.
Medical Properties Trust, Inc.
Sterne Agee
Tom Williams BMW

“Peacock” Partners
Altec, Inc.
Baptist Health System
BBVA Compass
Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Bryant Bank
Dunn-French Foundation
EBSCO Industries, Inc.
Environmental Litigation Group P.C.
Junior League of Birmingham
Landscape Workshop
McKinney Capital
New Capital Partners
O’Neal Industries
Southern Foodservice Management
StoneRiver Company, LLC
The Nall-Whatley Foundation
Thomas E. Jernigan Foundation
Warren Averett, LLC
Waste Management
Weber Group, Inc.

Celebrate International Red Panda Day at the Birmingham Zoo

September 20

Red PandaJoin the Zoo in celebrating International Red Panda Day 2014 on Saturday, September 20! Participate in red panda fact games to test your knowledge, enter the coloring contest (download and print coloring sheet here) for a chance to win a behind-the-scenes tour, create your own red panda mask and learn how these unique animals survive in the wild by becoming a “red panda ranger.” Be a part of this important cause and help the Zoo raise awareness for red pandas.  The red panda is a part of the Species Survival Plan ® Program, a cooperative breeding and conservation program between the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Birmingham Zoo. Fun for the entire family, don’t miss out on this day full of activities!

Before the event:

  • Coloring sheet available online here

Day of the Event:

  • 12pm-3pm: Face painting in front of the Predator Building
  • 12pm-3pm: Create Red Panda mask in front of Ocelot exhibit
  • 12pm-3pm:  Red Panda fact games
  • 1pm:  Red Panda enrichment with Keeper Chat
  • 2pm:  Red Panda training with Keeper Chat



Save the Date for the 2014 Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo! A family-friendly event for children to create memories that will last a lifetime! Watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions for 16 nights of Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo. Boo at the Zoo is one spook-tacular event you won’t want to miss!

Dates and Times:
5pm-9pm: October 3-5, 10-12, 19, 26, 29-30 & November 1
5pm-10pm: October 17-18, 24-25, & 31

Non-members: $8*
Members: $6*

Ride tickets: $3.50*
Unlimited attraction wristband: $12*

*Plus tax. The Zoo will close at 4pm each night of Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo. Animals will not be on exhibit during Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo.

Wells Fargo Zoolight Safari


ZooLights LogoSave the Date for the 2014 Wells Fargo Zoolight Safari! Be amazed by over a million lights, holiday music and plenty of festive activities as the Zoo comes alive for 18 nights of holiday-centric fun!

Dates and Times:
5pm-9pm: December 5-7, 12-14, 18-23 & 26-31

Non-members: $8*
Members: FREE

Ride tickets: $3.50*
Unlimited attraction wristband: $12*

*Plus tax. The Zoo will close at 4pm each night of Wells Fargo Zoolight Safari. Animals will not be on exhibit during Wells Fargo Zoolight Safari.