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  BECOME A ZOO MEMBER TODAY! The summer is almost here and with it comes plenty of sun and fun at the Zoo! Now is the perfect time to purchase your Zoo Membership! .  Zoo Members receive FREE entry into the Zoo for 363 days of the year plus tons of Member benefits and perks! .  To learn about the many benefits of your Zoo Membership or to renew, visit our website at . . #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Zoo Member, @bhamzoopics
  MORE BABIES AT THE ZOO: The Birmingham Zoo is thrilled to announce the hatch of two West African black crowned crane chicks named Einstein and Van de Graaff! .  Both mom and dad are first time parents, and will raise their chicks together. Dad seems to be particularly keen on leading his family and feeding his chicks. Their mom, a longtime former resident of the Zoo's Kori Kountry, can be seen walking with her chicks around the habitat! . Make sure you stop by to meet our new little chicks! Guest can see the entire family at their habitat located in the Bird area near the Lorikeet Aviary! .  FUN FACTS: The West African black crowned crane lives in dry areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. This species is closely related to the similar looking East African grey crowned crane but are the only crane species able to perch in trees, thanks to their long hind toe used for grasping branches. . 🤔 DID YOU KNOW: West African black crowned cranes are listed as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to habitat loss and degradation. Our male and female were paired together as a recommendation for the Species Survival Plan® (SSP). The Birmingham Zoo joins the The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) @zoos_aquariums, along with other zoos around the world in maintaining SSP programs, cooperative breeding and conservation initiatives. . . #BlackCrownedCrane #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo
   The Birmingham Zoo invites you to join us June 1st & 2nd in celebration of World Animal Weekend! .  During this two-day celebration, we will be highlighting animals and environments from all around the world. Special chats and demonstrations will focus on what each of us can do to preserve wild animals and wild places – including those right in our own backyard. Community partners from around the state will also be in attendance, so there will be something for everyone in the family! *Event is included with admission. . **World Animal Weekend is made possible by our Presenting Sponsor Movement Mortgage, LLC Birmingham and Featured Sponsor DC Scientific Pest Control. . #WorldAnimalWeekend #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo
  LORIKEET AVIARY: Don't let this week fly by! Meet our beloved Rainbow lorikeets and feed them too during your next visit to the Zoo! .  Enjoy feedings daily (weather permitting) from 10am-4pm at the Zoo's Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary. . #RainbowLorikeet #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Mary Fehr @marycfehr for @styleblueprintbham / @styleblueprint
  TAILS IN THE TRAILS - WHAT TO WEAR: Ladies we've teamed up with our Media Partner StyleBlueprint @styleblueprint @styleblueprintbham and style gurus from around the city, to bring you the ultimate fashion guide for our upcoming event on May 31! . ☀️ We're celebrating the arrival of warm weather with some vibrant, colorful and playful fashions for this year's Tails in the Trails! .  Read the amazing article by Bailey Torkelson on! See the outfits we chose on our gorgeous and talented models, Jayna Goedecke, Ashley Robertson and Liz Kerr of the Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board! .  TICKETS SELLING FAST: Purchase your Early Bird tickets before they sell out! Visit . #TailsInTheTrails #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Mary Fehr @marycfehr for StyleBlueprint Birmingham @styleblueprintbham / @styleblueprint
  CASSOWARY ENCOUNTER is back! Sundays at 1:15pm. Register today for a chance to meet our Double Wattled Cassowary, Emil. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Bird Department as you visit several residents and learn how the Birmingham Zoo is working to care for animals at the Zoo and in the wild! .  Visit . #Cassowary #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo
  BABY VIRGINIA OPOSSUM: Taking care of these baby Virginia opossums has been an adventure! .  FUN FACTS: Virginia opossums are the only marsupials in North America, and they play a crucial role in our environment. They eat thousands of ticks a year, helping control the spread of disease. . . #Opossum #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  & Caption by Sam C., Animal Care Professional in Ambassador Animals
  EXCITING BABY NEWS: Meet our newest arrivals, eight...that's right EIGHT baby Opossums! Mom Olivia and dad Quinton, both Ambassador Animals, are doing great. . ❤️ We are thrilled to have 2 boys: Chandler and Ross with their 6 sisters (girls): Phoebe, Rachel, Monica, Janice, Gunther, and Smelly Cat! . All 8 siblings are behind the scenes being taken care of by our wonderful Ambassador Animal staff! Each baby opossum is growing and getting a little bigger each day. Although Zoo visitors won't see these babies on habitat, they are still a part of our animal family and too adorable not to share with everyone! . . #Opossum #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Becky D., Animal Care Professional in Ambassador Animals