The Birmingham Zoo has progressed tremendously – from a humble beginning in 1950 with a small menagerie of animals in a firehouse, to the keepers of “Miss Fancy,” the Zoo’s very first elephant, to a vast and multi-faceted species conservation center providing direct care to approximately 750 animals of 250 species from 6 continents.
The Zoo does not operate on admission prices alone. We depend on the generous support of individuals, sponsors, corporations, foundations, members and municipalities to help make the Birmingham Zoo one of the best zoos in the country.
There are a lot of different ways you can get involved with the Birmingham Zoo:
Adopt-An-Animal: The Adopt-An-Animal program directly benefits the animals at the Birmingham Zoo. For more information and to Adopt-An-Animal today, click here.
Donate: There are several ways that you can give to the Birmingham Zoo. For more information on Zoo donations, click here.
Become a Zoo Member: Memberships at the Birmingham Zoo come with amazing benefits and opportunities! Find out more about Zoo Memberships here.
Volunteer: Are you interested in volunteering at the Birmingham Zoo? Click here to learn how you can get involved in our volunteer program.
Sponsorships: Is your company interested in sponsoring a Zoo event or activity? Click here to find out more about Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities.
Your involvement with the Zoo allows us to continue to grow and develop in the areas of new habitat design and construction, conservation efforts, education programs, general improvements, continued care of the animals and much more.
Download the Birmingham Zoo’s Fiscal Year 2010 990. (PDF)
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Download the Birmingham Zoo’s 2011 Audited Financial Statements. (PDF)
Download the Birmingham Zoo’s 2012 Audited Financial Statements. (PDF)
Download the Birmingham Zoo’s 2013 Audited Financial Statements. (PDF)
Download the Birmingham Zoo’s 2011 Annual Report. (PDF)
Download Birmingham Zoo’s 2012 Annual Report. (PDF)
Download the Birmingham Zoo’s Fiscal Year 2013 990 (PDF)
Download Birmingham Zoo’s 2013 Annual Report. (PDF)
The Birmingham Zoo has a policy regarding available audited financials. If you are interested, please contact Karen Carroll, VP of Development, at 205.397.3856.
The Birmingham Zoo is the proud recipient of the 4-Star Rating by Charity Navigator. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that the Zoo consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Approximately a quarter of the charities evaluated have received the highest rating, indicating that the Zoo outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates the Zoo from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.