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  HAPPY 39th BIRTHDAY OLIVER! We celebrated our male Sumatran orangutan's birthday this week with plenty of special enrichment activities for him to enjoy! .  ABOUT OLIVER: He was born at the San Diego Zoo on June 14, 1980. Oliver is one of the oldest male Sumatran orangutans within the US population! You can visit Oliver at his habitat in Primates on your next trip to the Zoo! . #SumatranOrangutan #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  &  by Nicole W., Animal Care Professional in Primates  Renee D., ACP in Primates
 🤗 FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND DAY 1: In recognition of Father’s Day, with every paying adult, receive ONE FREE child’s admission to the Birmingham Zoo, today June 15 and Sunday, June 16! Create memories that will last a lifetime at the Birmingham Zoo this Father’s Day! .  On Sunday, June 16 from 9am until 12pm, our friends at Red Diamond Coffee & Tea will be parked onsite with their truck giving away FREE iced tea and coffee on your way into the Zoo! @drinkreddiamond .  Camel Rides are daily. Cost is $5 plus tax - per rider. Children under the age of 3 MUST be accompanied by an adult and reach over the safety bar. *Weather dependent. . #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Sara @skcarlisle_
 RED PANDA PREGNANCY UPDATE: It is with very heavy hearts that we provide an update on Sorrel red panda’s pregnancy. Last night around 9:30pm Sorrel went into labor and delivered a single stillborn cub. Initial exams indicate the cub was free of trauma and had developed normally with no obvious cause for the stillbirth. Zoo staff have reviewed all of the camera footage from last night and Sorrel did everything a wonderful and caring red panda mother should do- she groomed the cub and curled up close to it. We are all heartbroken at this news and thank our extended zoo family for your continued support. . . . . #RedPanda #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Scott K., Animal Care Professional in Predators
  TUNE IN: We are about to go live on Talk Of Alabama with our baby opossums, Chandler & Monica, along with our friend Full Moon BBQ Moon Man! @abc3340 @talkofalabama @fullmoonbbq . . #ZooBrews #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo
 🤸‍♂️ WILD SLIDE: Great news! We have completed routine maintenance on our Full Moon BBQ Wild Slide and it is OPEN for fun! Just in time for the weekend...join us tomorrow and zip down the Wild Slide! .  Full Moon BBQ Wild Slide is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday and 9am to 6pm, Saturday & Sunday. Cost is $3.50 plus tax. Riders must be 4 years of age and 40 inches tall to ride. *Weather dependent* . #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo @fullmoonbbq
 🤔 HOW IT WORKS: Our 5th annual Zoo, Brews & Full Moon BBQ event is only a week away! Craft beer fans will delight in a fantastic selection of drinks from some of the finest specialty brews around. .  Upon arrival, guests will get a cool mini beer mug for the chance to enjoy samplings of over 100 beers from 37 breweries from all over Alabama and the southeast! (In addition to beer, there will be plenty of other libations, including wines and non-alcoholic beverages). .  All of the sampling at Zoo Brews is done using tokens. Depending on your chosen ticket option, general admission or VIP, guests over 21 will receive a designated amount of tokens. *Remember that you can always purchase additional tokens! . TICKETS ON SALE NOW https://tinyurl.com/y2d5vaz2 - Join us on Saturday, June 22 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Birmingham Zoo. . . #ZooBrews @fullmoonbbq #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo
   HAPPY 9TH BIRTHDAY SORREL! Today we celebrated red panda and expectant mom Sorrel's 9th birthday while she enjoyed a special birthday treat made by our talented Predator staff! .  Don't forget to wish Sorrel a Happy Birthday during your next trip to the Zoo! . . #RedPanda #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Kelli G., Animal Care Professional in Predators
  GRAND OPENING: The Birmingham Zoo welcomes the community to join us for the grand opening of our New Arrival Experience & Welcome Plaza on Saturday, June 29 from 9am until 6pm. Guests to the Zoo will gain entry through the new front entrance Arrival Experience. Purchase admission for the day at any of our new ticket booths. Enjoy our new large gift shop then explore and take photos in the new Welcome Plaza! . *Beginning Saturday, June 29 at 9am guest entry into the Zoo will no longer be accessible through the gate in front of Children’s Zoo. Guests will purchase admission and enter the Zoo at the new front entrance! . . #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo