The Birmingham Zoo is home to approximately 800 animals from many continents, including many endangered species nestled on 122 acres.
FINE FEATHERED FRIENDS
From ostriches and flamingos to vultures and endangered white-naped cranes, more than 300 birds nest here. Feed vibrantly colored lorikeets and watch brown pelicans catch fish in their beaks.
SENSATIONAL SEA LIONS
Intelligent and majestic marine mammals, the Zoo’s sea lions show off their grace and brains during demonstrations. Stop by the pool for this entertaining program – but be wary of the splash zone. These animals could be Olympic divers!
Rhinos and hippos are tons of fun with a memory to match their size. Rub a real rhino horn or spot a not-so-skinny dipping hippopotamus.
The African Savannah is home to some of the wildest beasts around. The Zoo’s Savannah features lions, zebras, ostriches, and giraffes.
COLD HEARTED SNAKES
Face your fears and some of the most beautiful and deadly animals in the world. From the world’s largest lizard, the komodo dragon, to massive boas and pythons, these reptiles will make YOUR blood run cold!
In the wild, animals are either the hunter or the hunted. In the Predator building, catch a fishing cat and pounce on a Pallas cat. These kitties prefer fresh meat to catnip any day!
From a western lowland gorilla to pocket-sized tamarins, primates have lots of personality. Listen for the distinct call of gibbons and look for lemurs, primates found only on the island of Madagascar.
The Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo is the place to be for the young and young at heart. See the Cahaba River’s fishes at the Stream, ride the carousel and brush the sheep in the barn.
WILD IN YOUR BACKYARD
Hike through Alabama Wilds. See native Alabama animals like skunks, opossum, bald eagles and bobcats. Peer underwater at playful otters or get eye to eye with venomous snakes!
- Please respect the special diets of the animals. Treats or “people food” can cause stomach problems for these wonderful creatures.
- Please help us by not throwing items into the habitats of the animals. Even simple objects can be hazardous if swallowed.
- Fences and barriers around the animal areas are there for your safety and that of the animals. Please stay on the walkways and viewing areas provided.
- We want all children to have a great time in the Children’s Zoo play area. Parents and chaperones, please guide children to use the play area properly. Climbing on the rockwork walls to the play area is prohibited.
- Thank you for not bringing your pet to the Zoo today. We do allow service dogs for the visually impaired. Please check with Visitor Services for exact instructions if you are here with a service dog.
- Thank you for not smoking while inside the Zoo. Smoking areas are provided outside the entrance area of the Zoo.