On Friday, May 2, the Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board hosted its fourth annual Tails in the Trails event presented by O’Neal Industries. Beginning at 6:30pm, nearly 600 attendees were greeted by a fennec fox, Virginia opossum, blue tongued skink, ferret, chinchilla, eastern screech owl, box turtle and a woma python in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo. Guests were then invited to enjoy hors d’oeuvres catered by Southern Food Management, featuring chips and salsa, chicken quesadillas, vegetables, jalapeno poppers, spanakopita as well as cocktails and beer provided by Old Black Bear Brewing Company, Cathead Vodka and Innisfree Pub. In addition to the food and drinks, guests enjoyed live music performed by Banditos and the Zoo’s newest attraction, the Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure.
The Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board strives to increase Zoo membership, assist with events and promote the Zoo. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, the new black bear exhibit coming soon to the Birmingham Zoo.
Spotted at the Event: Dr. William R. Foster, Julie Herring, Erin Donohoo, Stacey Morales, Ambre Amari, Jay Anderson, Turner Burton, Austin Davis, Robin Sparks Davis, Lauren DeMoss, Pete Donohoo, Joey DuMontier, Cole Harbert, Raymond Harbert, Jr., Amanda Hawkins, Caroline Hottle, Matt Hottle, Bobbi Jones, Emily Jordan, Lauri Jordan, Randy Jordan, Danny McKinney, Madison Merrill, Wally Nall, III, Amy O’Brien, Javan Patton, Amanda Welden, Joseph Welden and Whitney Wright.
Approximately 950 animals of 230 species call the Birmingham Zoo home, including sea lions, zebras, rhinos and endangered species from six continents. The Birmingham Zoo is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Regular admission is $15* for adults and $10* for senior citizens and children ages 2-12 (*Price not including tax). All Birmingham Zoo Members and children under two-years-old receive free admission.