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 🤗 In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr Day and in the spirit of service, JOIN US TODAY at the Zoo for our FOOD DRIVE & HALF-PRICE ADMISSION! . ️ We have partnered with the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama for this special holiday to encourage our guests to bring a non-perishable or canned food item* and receive half-price admission* to the Zoo. . *Limit one ticket per guest. Cannot be combined with other offers. .  Fun activities for the day include watching a sea lion demonstration, taking a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train, enjoying the Protective Life Carousel and much more! . For more information about Community Food Bank of Central Alabama visit www.feedingal.org/ . #MLK #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo
  Meet the elusive wildcat that prowls North America and is common to Alabama but rarely spotted by humans... . 🤔 DID YOU KNOW: Bobcats are solitary animals, nocturnal and elusive to see even where populations are high. Seldom seen during the daylight hours, bobcats do most of their hunting at night. They are roughly twice as big as the average housecat with long legs, large paws, and tufted ears. Most bobcats are brown or brownish red with a white underbelly and short, black-tipped tail. .  Bobcats are named for its tail, which appears to be cut or “bobbed.” The Birmingham Zoo is home to one Bobcat that we cleverly named Bob!  Make sure to visit Bob on your next trip to the Zoo! . Learn more about Bobcats, especially in Alabama, with our friends at Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources @outdooralabamaofficial . #Bobcat #bhamzoo #birminghamzoo  @leesh_hess
  HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY TO OUR NORTH AMERICAN BLACK BEARS: BETULA "BETY" & SASSY! ❤️ . ❄️ Our girls celebrated their birthday this week while still being in torpor behind-the-scenes here at the Zoo! When the spring arrives, you can visit them at their habitat in Alabama Wilds and wish them a Happy Belated Birthday!  . #NorthAmericanBlackBear #bhamzoo #birminghamzoo  Animal Care Professional in Children's Zoo, Allison M.
 🤗 Martin Luther King Jr Day FOOD DRIVE & HALF-PRICE ADMISSION . ️ In the spirit of service, the Zoo will be hosting a Food Drive in partnership with the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 21, 2019. .  Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable or canned food item* and will receive half-price admission* to the Zoo. While you’re here, watch a sea lion demonstration, take a ride on the Red Diamond Express, the Protective Life Carousel and much more! . *Limit one ticket per guest. Cannot be combined with other offers. . WHAT Zoo Food Drive . WHAT TO DO Bring a non-perishable or canned food item* and you will receive half-price admission* to the Zoo. . WHEN Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day . WHERE Birmingham Zoo . For more information about Community Food Bank of Central Alabama visit www.feedingal.org/ . #MLK #bhamzoo #birminghamzoo
 🦃Throwback Thursday to when our Turkeys were teeny weeny poults! . If you haven't seen our Turkeys all grown up, tomorrow is a great day to visit the Zoo to see for yourself! Venture over to Alabama Wilds and meet everyone! . #WildTurkeys #bhamzoo #birminghamzoo .  Animal Care Professional in Children's Zoo, Kirstin P.
 🤗THANK YOU ALABAMA! ❤️ We are thrilled and honored to be voted Alabama's Best Zoo & Wildlife Park 2019! Hundreds of you responded to Alabama Living Magazine with your favorite people, places and things about OUR GREAT STATE. From venues for live music to shopping to museums to restaurants, Alabama has the best of the best! . Find out about more winners via @alabama_living . #bhamzoo #birminghamzoo  Animal Care Professional, Scott K.
 BIRDS OF A FEATHER...you know the rest  . Today is a beautiful sunny day and everyone is enjoying the sun here at the Zoo...our American Flamingos especially! Stop by to see them out and about at the Flamingo Lagoon. . 🤔DID YOU KNOW the Birmingham Zoo has hand raised over 50 flamingo chicks! . FUN FACTS: Flamingos are filter feeders, so they scoop up water and filter out tiny animals and plants to eat. Inside of their bill they have two lamellae, or comb-like bristles, that help catch the small pieces of food. Flamingos get their coloration from the crustaceans they eat, which contain beta-carotene. . #AmericanFlamingos #birminghamzoo #bhamzoo  Zoo Member, @bhamzoopics
  New Year means NEW Behind-the-Scenes Encounters at the Birmingham Zoo! . You can get close to a Sea Lion and meet a Cassowary, all while learning from the Zoo’s expert Animal Care Professionals. Encounters include a tour of behind-the-scenes animal areas, time to ask the experts any questions you have, and more! . ***NEW*** Cassowary Encounter : Sundays, 1:15pm In this new encounter you will have 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 here and in the wild. . Register Today at www.birminghamzoo.com/visitor-info/behind-the-scenes-encounters/ . #Cassowary #birminghamzoo #bhamzoo  Animal Care Professional, Scott K.