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  LABOR DAY & FIRST RESPONDER DISCOUNT DAYS: In honor of Labor Day, the Zoo is offering a discounted admission of $8 to First Responders and up to four (4) guests at $8 each. **First Responders must show valid ID or badge to receive discounted admission. .  Join us for Labor Day on Monday, September 2 for one last chance to enjoy our summer activities before the season ends! First Responder Discount Days are Saturday, August 24 until Sunday, September 8 at the Birmingham Zoo!
  KID’S DAY OUT CAMP: Looking for something for the kid’s to do on their day out from school? Birmingham Zoo Camp’s Kid’s Day Out is a great option! These camps run from 8:30am-3:30pm with Early Care and Extended Care options available. Go to the Zoo Camps page to find out more! https://www.birminghamzoo.com/education/zoo-camps/ . Labor Day- September 2nd REGISTRATION CLOSES SOON! Columbus Day- October 14th Veteran’s Day- November 11th .  REGISTER your child for this amazing hands-on learning camp! Kids will have a blast with 'zoo-learning' science, nature play and conservation! https://tinyurl.com/y5lg8uqr
   TEAM TUESDAY: Today we are highlighting our Animal Nutrition Center (ANC) team! Learn what goes on behind-the-scenes as staff share their unique stories in caring for our animals! .  From the smallest fish to the largest elephant, and everything in between, Birmingham Zoo staff provides a healthy, balanced diet to every animal in our care. Each animal’s diet is prepared fresh daily by our ANC technicians and Animal Care Professionals, and depending on the species, may include anything from produce to meat to fish to mice to hay to pelleted feed and more! .  In ANC, our goal is to supply all of our animals’ nutritional needs daily. Each day we prepare diets according to all the different animal departments’ standards. Some animal diets are simple and may contain only one item, while others are very complex and offer a variety of items that may vary every day of the week. Regardless of the species, our Animal Care Professionals, Animal Nutrition Center technicians, and Veterinarians work together to provide the best nutritional program for every individual! . #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo
  CALLING ALL TEACHERS! Join us for Teachers Night 2019 on Tuesday, September 3 from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Enjoy a night out at the Birmingham Zoo designed just for educators! This one of a kind evening will feature ambassador animals, examples of new and improved program opportunities, a special keeper chat, door prizes and more. (2.5) STIPD credits available. Food and drinks will be provided. Gates open at 5:15 p.m. REGISTER NOW AT https://tinyurl.com/y3eeag8o . #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo
  THROWBACK THURSDAY: this little cutie is Nairi, our 7 year old female Sumatran Orangutan, as a baby back in 2012! . . #SumatranOrganutan #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo
 CARING FOR WILDLIFE: Zoo life is not only about caring for what we have on grounds, but also for our backyard ecosystems. Recently, a baby bird was found away from its nest at our new entry plaza. The nestling was retrieved by the Zoo’s Veterinarian and brought to our Animal Health Center for evaluation. The baby bird was lethargic and dehydrated, so Animal Health staff gave it warm subcutaneous fluids and put the bird in a warm, quiet room to rest. After a few feedings of the warm fluids, the nestling seemed to be more active; so, Jessie – one of our Animal Care Professionals in the Animal Health Center, was able to return the baby bird to its nest. The best part of this story…within minutes, a male and female blue bird were seen entering the nest with food to feed the nestling! If you happen to find wildlife in need of care while enjoying your day at the zoo, remember, never touch or try to relocate the animal, instead find a Zoo employee and report it to us! . .  Jessie G., Animal Care Professional - Animal Health Center #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo
  Wisteria wonder on a Wednesday at the Zoo! . . #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Abigail @_poppyseedphotos_
  Peekaboo! Guess who?!  . . #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Kelli @itskellinotkelly