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Tickets Now Available for Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que Event at the Birmingham Zoo
May 17, 2016 ZooBrewsBBQ_LogoFINAL1

The Birmingham Zoo would like to invite the community to the second annual Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que event at the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, June 18 from 5:30-9pm. New this year, craft beer fans will love the selection of tastings from some of the finest specialty brews around. Enjoy samplings from over 10 […]

Bulwagi, the African Elephant, Doing Well Post-Surgery
May 12, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to announce that following yesterday’s surgery, Bulwagi, the 35-year-old African bull elephant, is doing well. After nearly three hours of trying to remove the tusk, the decision was made to cut the tusk to give the veterinary staff better access to manage the infection. The team managed to remove a […]

Birmingham Zoo Breaks All-Time Monthly Attendance Record
May 4, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo is excited to report an all-time monthly attendance record for the month of April 2016, topping all previous records in the Zoo’s 61 year history. The front gate and admissions report that over 103,000 members and guests visited the Birmingham Zoo in April. This is an 18% increase in attendance over the […]

All Mothers Receive FREE* Admission to the Birmingham Zoo for Mother’s Day
May 4, 2016

On Sunday, May 8, mothers can enjoy free admission to the Birmingham Zoo with the purchase of a full-price child’s admission ticket (offer exclusive only on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8). Guests can journey back to prehistoric times at the all-new Dino Discovery*, feed the lorikeets in the Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary*, glide through […]

Birmingham Zoo to Begin Conservation Initiative with Alabama Power
May 4, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo is excited to announce a new partnership with Alabama Power Company. The limbs and branches, known as browse, left over from Alabama Power Company’s vegetation management tree trimming program will be collected and given to the Birmingham Zoo. Alabama Power crews remove limbs and branches daily from right-of-ways near power lines across […]

Beloved Birmingham Zoo Elephant to Undergo Serious Surgery
April 20, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo’s beloved African elephant, Bulwagi, is set to receive potentially life-saving surgery in May to remove his infected tusk. The surgery is a very involved process requiring intense preparation, so the Birmingham Zoo is bringing in experts from the Colyer Institute and extra veterinary assistance from across the country to help with the […]

Visit the Birmingham Zoo for Farm Day
April 15, 2016

On April 16, the Birmingham Zoo invites the community and their families to take part in Farm Day from 10am until 2pm. This fun-filled educational celebration of Alabama’s farming heritage will be held in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo. Farm Day is a community-focused event to celebrate the agricultural history […]

Make Plans to Attend the Sixth Annual Tails in the Trails at the Birmingham Zoo
April 13, 2016 Zoo Jr. Board

On Friday, April 29, from 6:30-10:30pm, the Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board will host its sixth annual fundraising event, Tails in the Trails, presented by Harbert Management Corporation and Merrill Lynch. Attendees will enjoy live music by Gentleman Zero, food by Happy Catering Company, animal encounters, a silent auction and a cash bar. Tickets are $20 […]

The Birmingham Zoo to Host Exciting Upcoming Events
April 8, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to announce the upcoming Spring and Summer Event Schedule. Dinosaurs have returned to the Zoo for Dino Discovery – They’re Back!* This event is open daily through July 31. Just in time for warmer weather, the Zoo’s seasonal favorites are back. Enjoy exciting activities and attractions including the Red Diamond […]

Birmingham Zoo to Partner with Colyer Institute for Upcoming Elephant Procedure
March 24, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo’s dominant 35 year old male African elephant, Bulwagi, has been in the spotlight recently for undergoing a revolutionary procedure. Bulwagi, who came to the Birmingham Zoo with only one tusk, has a long-term crack in this remaining tusk that has worsened over time and become infected. Elephants use their tusks for digging, […]

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