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 HAPPY . . . INTERNATIONAL . . . SLOTH . . . DAY!  Sorry it took us so long to announce this awesome day, but we finally made it happen! Don't you take too long meeting our Hoffmann's Two-Toed Sloth named Reynardo during your next visit to the Zoo! .  FUN FACTS: The Hoffman's two-toed sloth is one of the world's slowest mammals—so sedentary that algae grows on its furry coat. The plant gives it a greenish tint that is useful camouflage in the trees of its Central and South American rain forest home. Sloths are identified by the number of long, prominent claws that they have on each front foot. There are both two-toed and three-toed sloths! For more sloth info, visit our friends at @natgeo . #HoffmannTwoToedSloth #InternationalSlothDay #BhamZoo #BirminghmaZoo  Barry @bcaptivated
 🦖 ON THE LOOSE : Boo At The Zoo has just started and we've already caught sight of a Martisaurus-Rex!  .  Join us for another night of Halloween-themed activities, rides and attractions, with trick-or-treating from 5pm until 9pm! Boo At The Zoo presented by @wellsfargo is the perfect way to end your week and start a new one! While you're having fun, make sure to share your photos with us @bhamzoo .  PURCHASE TICKETS at birminghamzoo.com>event>boo at the zoo tickets . #BhamBATZ #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Amber @asimpson910
 🦓 ZEBRA STRIPES : White with black or black with white? 🤔 This is one of the most-asked questions about zebras, and the answer varies depending on who you ask! Zebras are generally thought to have white coats with black or brown stripes, because of the white on their belly where stripes end. However, as it turns out, zebras have black skin under their black-and-white striped coat...so the answer really depends on how you look at it! .  FUN FACTS: A zebra's stripes can help protect them from predators! When zebras are grouped together, their combined stripes make it hard for a lion or leopard to pick out one zebra to chase. In fact, zebra stripes are unique to each individual and researchers have used zebras’ stripe patterns for help with identification. It might seem like a zebra is a zebra, but there are three (3) different species: plains, mountain, and Grevy’s zebras. Different zebra species have different types of stripes, from narrow to wide with varying colors! For more info about zebras, visit our friends at @sandiegozoo .  Your Zoo is home to a small herd of Grant's zebras of the plains species! Make sure to visit them in Trails of Africa during your next visit. . #GrantsZebra #Zebra #BhamZoo #BirminghmaZoo  Gianna @giannaszoodiary
 🤡 BOO AT THE ZOO: We can't wait to see everyone here at 5pm for Boo At The Zoo presented by Wells Fargo! Make sure to wear your favorite costume! .  SHARE YOUR BOO AT THE ZOO PHOTOS with us! Tag @BirminghamZoo while your enjoying the event and use our hashtag #BhamBATZ . .  Katie @katieskreative
  If Friday were a bird, it would be this Rainbow Lorikeet! Putting a smile on everyone's face  . . #RainbowLorikeet #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Jenny @jgkey6
  BOO AT THE ZOO has just started and we've already caught sight of little pumpkins, tiny spiders, adorable characters, and mini superheroes! .  SHARE YOUR BOO AT THE ZOO PHOTOS with us! Tag @bhamzoo while your enjoying the event and use our hashtag #BhamBATZ .  The fun doesn't stop until 9pm! . #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Karen C., VP of Development
 ️ ORB-WEAVER SPIDERS: Our new Orb-weaver spider habitat has become a very popular area here at the Zoo, especially during the nights of Boo At The Zoo! The spiders seem to be right at home, even venturing out away from their webs to explore the surrounding flora. Make sure to visit our Garden Pavilion to see these beautiful vibrant colored spiders and their unique webs up-close! .  Join us for round two of Boo At The Zoo presented by @wellsfargo from 5pm until 9pm, starting this Thursday, October 17 until the 31st! Purchase your tickets at birminghamzoo.com > events > upcoming events . . #OrbWeaverSpider #BhamBATZ #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Roger T., VP of Education
  FLAMINGO HABITAT: We know you miss seeing our flock of flamingos at the Lagoon just as much as we do! But there is good news...the habitat renovation is moving right along and progress has been great! All the work is being contained inside the area so guests can still walk by and watch as the new habitat takes shape. In the meantime, our flamingos are doing well in their temporary home behind-the-scenes and all seem to have settled in nicely!  . . #Flamingo #BhamZoo #BirminghamZoo  Robert H., Zoo Services Lead