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  When you get caught eating food that isn't yours.... #SneakyOtter . Caught in the act here, is our male North American River Otter, named Slim  . #NorthAmericanRiverOtter #birminghamzoo #bhamzoo  & Caption by Animal Care Professional, Kirstin P.
  JOIN US TONIGHT for our FREE EVENT : URBAN WILDLIFE SEMINAR, 6p-8p at our Zoo Lodge here at the Birmingham Zoo! .  Tonight the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division is partnering with the Birmingham Zoo to host an Introduction to Urban Wildlife seminar. Participants will discover how to attract native wildlife to their backyards, how to become Bear Aware, and also learning how to solve common wildlife conflicts with undesirable critters. . Come on out for a fun night full of helpful tips, and you might also get to meet a few of our native wildlife friends up close! . WHEN TONIGHT, Tuesday, December 4 . TIME 6:00pm – 8:00pm . WHERE Zoo Lodge at the Birmingham Zoo . COST FREE . *Learn more about the Alabama Wildlife Freshwater Fisheries Division at www.outdooralabama.com . #birminghamzoo #bhamzoo  @outdooralabamaofficial
  UPCOMING SPECIAL SATURDAYS : Join us to learn about ORANGUTANS on Saturday, December 8 at 10am - 11am & 2:30pm - 3:30pm! . Special Saturdays is a series of fun zoo-based learning experiences for children and adolescents with cognitive or physical disabilities whose opportunities for engagement in community programs might otherwise be limited. Caregivers must attend all classes with participants to provide behavioral support and meet child-specific needs. . Our Special Saturdays program is designed with the unique learning needs of this population in mind, we hope to provide a fun and engaging educational experience that will benefit all participants. . Classes are held the second Saturday of each month from 10 am-11 am and 2:30 pm-3:30 pm for ages 8 and up. There is no charge for the Special Saturdays program. Space is limited to 10 students per class. . TOPIC Orangutans . DATE Saturday, December 8 . TIMES 10am-11am 2:30pm-3:30pm . AGES 8 and up . PRICE Free! There is no charge for the Special Saturdays program. . *If you have questions, please feel free to contact Carrie Brooks at cbrooks@birminghamzoo.com or Roger Torbert at rtorbert@birminghamzoo.com . PICTURED: Our male Sumatran Orangutan, named Oliver.  @leesh_hess . #SumatranOrangutan #birminghamzoo #bhamzoo
  FREE UPCOMING SEMINAR: Understanding Wildlife Seminar at the Zoo! The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division is partnering with the Birmingham Zoo to host an Introduction to Urban Wildlife seminar. Participants will discover how to attract native wildlife to their backyards, how to become Bear Aware, and also learning how to solve common wildlife conflicts with undesirable critters. . Come on out for a fun night full of helpful tips, and you might also get to meet a few of our native wildlife friends up close! . WHEN Tuesday, December 4 . TIME 6:00pm – 8:00pm . WHERE Zoo Lodge at the Birmingham Zoo . COST FREE . *Learn more about the Alabama Wildlife Freshwater Fisheries Division at www.outdooralabama.com . #birminghamzoo #bhamzoo
 ⏳ COUNTDOWN : Only 6 days until opening night of this year's ZooLight Safari at the Birmingham Zoo! The fun begins on Friday, December 7 from 5p-9p. Do you have your calendar marked? .  Join us starting December 7th for another magical holiday season as twinkling lights illuminate the Zoo for a dazzling 19 nights! Watch as the Birmingham Zoo comes alive for a jubilant holiday celebration at our 25th annual ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo! . Purchase tickets at www.birminghamzoo.com . #ZooLightSafari #birminghamzoo #bhamzoo
  Picture Perfect! Meet our Aldabra and Radiated Tortoises: Yang, Cheech and TeeDee (laying low in the middle).  . #AldabraTortoise #RadiatedTortoise #birminghamzoo #bhamzoo  Animal Care Professional, Andy S.
  Happy International Jaguar Day! . International Jaguar Day was created to raise awareness about the increasing threats facing the jaguar and the critical conservation efforts ensuring its survival from Mexico to Argentina. Observed annually on November 29, International Jaguar Day celebrates the Americas’ largest wild cat as an umbrella for biodiversity conservation and an icon for sustainable development and the centuries-old cultural heritage of Central and South America. For more info, visit wcs.org & jaguarday.org . The Birmingham Zoo is home to one Jaguar, named Khan. Make sure to visit him on your next trip to the Zoo! . #InternationalJaguarDay #Jaguar #birminghamzoo #bhamzoo @gwstaley
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