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  HAPPY BIRTHDAY NADIRA! This weekend we celebrated our young female Sumatran Orangutan's 8th birthday with a special enrichment for her to enjoy! .  Our talented and creative South America/Primates team made birthday themed decorations to adorn Nadira's habitat. Make sure to wish her a Happy Birthday during your next trip to the Zoo! . #SumatranOrangutan #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Animal Care Professionals in Primates.
  SEE YA'LL TOMORROW! Thank you to all of our guests for another wonderful night of ZooLight Safari! Join us tomorrow night as we host @al501st. Meet, greet, and get your photo taken with Storm Troopers, Sith Lords, and more! Shelby County Weekend is also Saturday and Sunday during ZooLight Safari. Residents and County Commission employees receive discounted admission! Visit > events for more info. .  Free for Zoo Members - ZooLight Safari is presented by @wellsfargo for 19 select nights in December from 5pm until 9pm here at the Birmingham Zoo! . #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo
 🤗 THANK YOU for your generous gifts to the Birmingham Zoo during this holiday season! To date, since #GivingZOOday on December 3rd, you have helped raise over $14,000 to support your Zoo’s animal care and educational programming. THANK YOU SO MUCH for supporting our mission of Inspiring Passion To Conserve The Natural World! Your generous giving makes a tremendous difference in all aspects of the Zoo and we are truly grateful.  . . #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Kelli G., Animal Care Professional in Predators
  YOU CAN HELP with local and global conversation by staying green this holiday season! Here's how... . . #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo
 🦒 GET UP-CLOSE to our giraffes Willow, Zuri, and Jalil every Sunday at 1:15pm for a special Behind-The-Scenes Encounter! . Join us for a unique look at our resident Reticulated giraffe herd! Guests will have the chance to visit the giraffe barn, chat with and learn from our Animal Care Professionals. .  BOOK NOW AT > visitor info > behind the scenes encounters . #Giraffe #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Amy T., Zoological Manager - Trails of Africa
  BREAKFAST WITH SANTA is this Saturday, December 14 at 8am & 9:30am! Enjoy a scrumptious scrambled egg, pancakes and sausage breakfast with orange juice and coffee at the Nourish Café followed by a visit from Ole Saint Nick himself. .  All children receive a special holiday gift upon arrival. Event price covers Zoo admission for the day, Unlimited Ride Wristband, breakfast, holiday craft, animal greeting and a visit and photo op with Santa. .  TICKETS are selling fast! Purchase yours now at . #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo
  ZOO GIFT SHOP & CONSERVATION: Your Zoo is dedicated to our mission of Inspiring Passion To Conserve The Natural World, in every facet of our daily operations, including what we choose to sell in our gift shop! . Our creative gift shop management team, decorated what has to be our favorite holiday trees EVER! Thoughtfully named the Ocean Conservation Tree, every decoration you see on the tree is either reusable or recyclable! . ♻️ Plastic waste from the Zoo, such as cups and bottles, have been repurposed as holiday ornaments! The ocean-animal plush in the tree is also made entirely from recycled plastic. Even the ocean toys at the base of the tree are made use no plastic waste in their packaging. Staff hung reusable metal straws like icicles as a finishing touch. The result is a “Save The Turtles” tree unlike anything I’ve ever seen! .  It's always fun to find little ways to make our gift shop a little greener during the holiday season, and we encourage you to do the same! Friendly reminder that the Birmingham Zoo Gift Shop has lots of eco-friendly toys and gifts for sale this season, and that the proceeds of our store go directly towards animal conservation efforts at the Zoo and in the wild! . #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Lydia C. & Amanda M., Zoo Gift Shop Management
 🦅 GOLDEN EAGLE HABITAT UPDATE: We are excited to announce that our NEW golden eagle habitat located in Alabama Wilds is complete and the boardwalk is open! Both Zeagle and Phoenix are doing great and adjusting nicely to their new home space. Zeagle golden eagle is on habitat, so make sure to stop by and visit him! Phoenix is inside the eagle barn, behind the scenes getting comfortable and will be on habitat soon.  . #GoldenEagle #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Scott @scottestesphotography