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Zoo Hours and Admission:
The Zoo is open daily from 9am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am–7pm
The Reptile Building will be closed Monday, August 25 through Friday, August 29.
Adults - $15*
Children 2 - 12 years old - $10*
Senior Citizens 65 years+ - $10*
Military (Active duty only- must show military ID)- $12.75*
Admission is half price every Tuesday. (Half price special applies only to individual admission. It does not apply to Group rates.)
Members receive FREE admission every day!
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Please click here to purchase your advance tickets for an exciting aerial journey on the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure.
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Please see below for early Zoo closings:
Sunday, September 7
Children’s Zoo will close at 3:00pm
Friday, September 26
Children’s Zoo will close at 3:30pm
Saturday, October 18
Trails of Africa will close at 4:00pm
Be sure to check out our schedule of Daily Activities
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The Birmingham Zoo needs your help to support the new North American black bear exhibit, the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, coming soon. Please click here to donate.
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Aldabra tortoises are able to go a long period to time without food or water. These tortoises will wallow in the mud to protect themselves against mosquitoes. Giant tortoises will sleep approximately 18 hours in a 24-hour period. Continue reading
Alligators are nocturnal predators, however, they do not eat during the winter. Their metabolism slows to a rate that would cause food to rot in their stomachs. They are best adapted for aquatic life. Their eyes, ears and nostrils are all positioned on the top of the head which allows alligators to be almost completely submerged without compromising these senses. Continue reading
Bumble Bee Dart Frog
Bumble bee dart frogs are one of more than 100 dart frog species and live in the tropical rain forests of Venezuela. Indigenous peoples of South America have used its deadly poison to tip their arrows and blowgun darts, hence the species’ name. They are extremely toxic; in fact they produce one of the most toxic natural substances in the world. Some dart frog species are so deadly that a single tiny frog can kill up to ten full grown men! Continue reading
Anacondas are not venomous; they are constrictors. They kill their prey by squeezing tighter each time the prey breathes out which prevents the prey from taking in another breath. Continue reading
Although the komodo is a fierce predator, they do not generally kill their prey on attack. The Komodo dragon has virulent strains of bacteria in its salvia and prey usually dies from blood poisoning a few hours or days after being bitten. Adult Komodos can consume as much as 80% of its body weight in one sitting. Continue reading