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The Birmingham Zoo Celebrates First Ever World Animal Weekend Highlighting Animals and Environments From All Around The World


The Birmingham Zoo invites the community to join us June 1st & 2nd from 9am until 6pm in celebration of World Animal Weekend! During this two-day celebration, the Zoo will be highlighting animals and environments from all around the world.

Guest will enjoy special chats, wildlife shows, animal greetings and demonstrations that 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!

*Activities are scheduled from 9:30am until 3:30pm.

View a list of our Zoo Animal family, here! 

**World Animal Weekend is made possible by our Presenting Sponsor Movement Mortgage and Featured Sponsor DC Scientific Pest Control.


9am – 6pm

Event is included in admission.

Talks, Shows, and Demos
Elephant Talk & Feeding- Trails of Africa
Goat Walk- Alabama Barn & Alabama Wilds

Bear Talk- Alabama Wilds
Elephant Talk & Feeding- Trails of Africa
Sea Lion Show

Elephant Talk & Feeding- Trails of Africa
Fox Talk- Alabama Wilds
Kori Bustard Talk- Kori Bustard Habitat, Aviary
Pallas’ Cat Talk- Predators (Saturday Only)

Elephant Talk- Trails of Africa
Snake Talk & Feeding- Reptiles (Sunday Only)
Wildlife Show- Wildlife Stage

Predator Zone Training Demo
Red River Hog Talk- Trails of Africa

Flamingo Talk- Flamingo Habitat
Jaguar Talk- Primates
Orangutan Talk- Primates

Cassowary Talk- Cassowary Habitat
Bear Talk- Alabama Wilds

Hippopotamus Talk- Trails of Africa
Southern Ground Hornbill Talk-
Southern Ground Hornbill Habitat, Birds

Anaconda Talk- Reptiles (Saturday Only)
Elephant Talk- Trails of Africa
Gibbon Talk- Primates

Butterfly Talk- Butterfly Habitat
Duiker Talk- Trails of Africa
Sea Lion Show

Animal Greeting- Wildlife Stage
Guinea Forest Hog Talk- Alabama Barn

Predator Zone Training Demo

Drop-In Stations: 10:00am until 2:00pm
Get an up-close look at the butterflies in our butterfly habitat and learn how to support
butterflies and pollinators in your backyard. – Butterfly Habitat

Nature Trading Post
Exchange a unique natural item – stick, rock, pinecone, etc. – you’ve found to receive a
natural item from the Zoo! – Chipangali Research Station

Nature Play – Animal Guardians
Let out your natural artistic side. Create your own “animal guardian” on one of the Zoo’s
trees. – Reptile Building

Show Your Support
Stop by and show your support for animals, ecosystems, and natural resources around
the world. – Chipangali Research Station


Click here for World Animal Weekend 2019 press release.