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Fairytales and Frogs Day this Saturday at the Birmingham Zoo
August 14, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo would like to invite all princes, princesses and fairytale characters to the Birmingham Zoo to join the celebration of Fairytales and Frogs Day this Saturday, August 18, from 10am-2pm. Festivities are free for Members or with paid admission to the Zoo. The event will be held behind the Wildlife Stage at the […]

The Birmingham Zoo to Host Rewind at the Zoo: 80s Fest Event
August 8, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo is hosting a new event, Rewind at the Zoo: 80s Fest on Saturday, August 11 from 7-11pm. Thanks to our Presenting Sponsors Heninger, Garrison, Davis, LLC and SouthPoint Bank. Guests will enjoy their favorite music hits of the 80s with opening local 80s band, Legal Limit, followed by Electric Avenue from Atlanta. […]

Birmingham Zoo Welcomes New President and CEO
June 28, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo proudly announces Chris Pfefferkorn as the new President and CEO of the Birmingham Zoo. After a nationwide search, the Birmingham Zoo’s board of directors selected Pfefferkorn to assume the role of president and chief executive officer as of July 1, 2018. Pfefferkorn has over 25 years of Zoological experience, which includes serving […]

Birmingham Zoo Welcomes New Corporate Relations Director
May 31, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to announce that Leigh Laser Collins has joined the Birmingham Zoo team as the Corporate Relations Director. This newly-created role will ensure that all-important organizational partners remain enlightened, engaged and enthusiastically supportive of all that the Birmingham Zoo brings to our community. Collins comes to the Zoo with over 30 […]

Birmingham Zoo Offers Free Admission to Military in Honor of Memorial Day Weekend
May 23, 2018

In honor of Memorial Day, all veterans, active and retired military and their dependents will receive free admission to the Zoo on Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 with proof of valid military identification. Guests can enjoy seasonal favorites including the Wildlife Show, Sea Lion show, and cool off in the Children’s Zoo splash […]

Birmingham Zoo Elephant, Ajani, Moving to Sedgwick County Zoo
May 3, 2018

Ajani, one of the Birmingham Zoo’s African elephants, will be moving to Sedgwick County Zoo. The Birmingham Zoo joins the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and other zoos around the world in maintaining Species Survival Plan ® Programs, cooperative breeding and conservation initiatives. This move allows Ajani to join a herd of one male […]

Eighth Annual Tails in the Trails Raises Funds for New Zoo Flamingo Habitat
May 2, 2018

On Friday, April 27, the Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board hosted its eighth annual Tails in the Trails event presented by BB&T Wealth, Concepts & Associates, Inc., McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., and Progress Bank. Beginning at 6:30pm, over 450 attendees were greeted by an Eurasian eagle owl, an Eastern screech owl, a Virginia opossum, a […]

Thirteenth Annual Zoo Run at the Birmingham Zoo
May 2, 2018

The community is invited to register today and run wild through the Zoo this Saturday, May 5, 2018. The thirteenth annual Zoo Run 5k, organized each year by the Birmingham Chapter of the Association of Zoo Keepers, begins at 7:30am in the Zoo parking lot and finishes in the new Henley Park. Kids races begin […]

Eighth Annual Tails in the Trails at the Birmingham Zoo
April 26, 2018

On Friday, April 27, from 6:30-10:30pm, the Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board will host its eighth annual fundraising event, Tails in the Trails, by sponsors BB&T Wealth, Concepts & Associates, Inc., McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., and Progress Bank. Attendees will enjoy live music by Nationwide Coverage, food by a variety of local staples, animal encounters, […]

Artist Creates Large Drawings of the World’s Endangered Animals
April 25, 2018

Artist Russ Ronat aims to create a large drawing of every animal on the endangered species list. With the recent news of the sad death of the last male white rhinoceros, we are reminded of the pressing need to protect wild animal habitats. This art project titled “Project Holocene” is a series of large, expressive […]

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