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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, […]

Dinosaurs have arrived at the Birmingham Zoo!
March 21, 2016

Dinosaurs are at the Birmingham Zoo in preparation for the Zoo’s newest exhibit, Dino Discovery – They’re Back! presented by Vulcan Materials. This exhibit in Alabama Wilds, a 3 acre area which showcases animals native to Alabama, will give visitors the opportunity to hear dinosaurs roar, see them move and take in a pre-historic experience. […]

Birmingham Zoo to Host Girls Engaging in Math and Science Expo
March 3, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo is partnering with the Alabama Department of Education to host the 2016 GEMS-U Expo on Friday, March 4. This expo will allow Alabama’s K-12 female students the opportunity to hear from female role models in STEM fields. Female Zoo staff from Animal, Marketing and Education Departments will participate in a panel discussion […]

The Birmingham Zoo Receives Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for Fourth Consecutive Year
February 24, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo recently received a 4-star rating for the fourth year in a row by America’s largest independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. With an overall score of 95.76 out of 100, it is one of only five nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations, in the Birmingham area […]

Birmingham Zoo Announces 2016 Board of Directors and Officers
February 18, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to introduce new members and welcome back former members to the Board of Directors and the Board Officers for the Zoo. The Board is composed of twenty professionals in the Birmingham area, who share the Zoo’s belief in “Inspiring Passion for the Natural World.” The Board welcomes two new members […]

Bird Lovers of All Ages are Invited to the Audubon Tom Imhof Bird Walk and the Great Backyard Bird Count at the Birmingham Zoo
February 10, 2016

On February 13, 2016, the Birmingham Zoo and the Birmingham Audubon Society team up for two events sure to excite any bird enthusiast – The Audubon Tom Imhof Bird Walk and the Great Backyard Bird Count. The Audubon Tom Imhof Bird Walk is a free informational guided birding trip from 8am-10am through the Birmingham Zoo […]

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