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Smashing Pumpkins at the Birmingham Zoo
October 11, 2016

Birmingham Zoo animals will have a smashing good time on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, when they receive pumpkins to eat, play with, roll around in, tear apart and smash. Beginning at 10am, Zoo staff will provide the animals with seasonal munchies including pumpkins weighing more than 60 pounds. This activity serves as enrichment for the […]

Enjoy Boo at the Zoo Presented by Wells Fargo
October 4, 2016

Birmingham Zoo guests are invited to wear their favorite family-friendly costumes and watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions, themed rides and games for 16 nights at Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo. New this year, visitors can buy one ticket that will cover admission and unlimited rides all […]

Birmingham Zoo Announces New Junior Board Officers and Members
October 4, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to introduce new members and welcome returning members to the Junior Board for the Zoo. The Junior Board is composed of 25 professionals in the Birmingham area who share the Zoo’s belief in “Inspiring Passion for the Natural World.” The Junior Board welcomes six new members this year, Louis Anderson, […]

AZA Grants Accreditation to the Birmingham Zoo
September 9, 2016

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced yesterday that the Birmingham Zoo was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. To be accredited, the Birmingham Zoo underwent a thorough investigation to ensure it has and will continue to meet the ever-rising standards, which include animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education and safety. AZA requires […]

Spend Labor Day Weekend at the Zoo and Enjoy International Vulture Awareness Day
August 31, 2016

Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5, the entire community is invited to enjoy the many activities available at the Birmingham Zoo for Labor Day Weekend. On Saturday, September 3, guests are invited to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day as they learn about vulture conservation and the important role vultures play in our ecosystem. Enjoy […]

Royally Good Time Had at Fairytales & Frog Day at the Birmingham Zoo
August 29, 2016

Hundreds of princesses, princes and other fairytale characters made their way out to the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, August 27 from 10am-1pm for the first annual Fairytales & Frog Day. The Zoo hosted almost 4,000 visitors on Saturday, which represents an increase of over 70% compared to last year. Children were encouraged to dress up […]

PikaZOO Event Brings Record Numbers to Birmingham Zoo
August 26, 2016

There are new species at the Zoo. The Zoo staff didn’t expect them, and we don’t know much about them yet, but people are flocking over by the thousands to see them. You guessed it – there are Pokémon everywhere at the Zoo, and on Thursday, August 25, more than 3,000 guests visited the Birmingham […]

Fairytales and Frog Day this Saturday at the Birmingham Zoo
August 24, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo would like to invite all princes, princesses and fairytale characters to the Birmingham Zoo to join the celebration of Fairytales and Frog Day this Saturday, August 27, from 10am-1pm. Festivities are free for Members or with paid admission to the Zoo. The event will be held behind the Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife […]

PikaZOO – A Pokémon Go Event This Thursday at the Birmingham Zoo
August 24, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo is inviting the community to an all-new special event, PikaZOO – A Pokémon Go event this Thursday, August 25 from 5:30-7:30pm. Guests are invited to enjoy 2 hours of non-stop lures at the Zoo’s 25 Pokéstops, and battle one another at the Zoo’s 2 gyms.  All Zoo pathways will be open, animals […]

Birmingham Zoo Gator Giving Raising Funds to help AZA Partner, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo
August 19, 2016 alligator

In response to the recent flooding and devastation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Birmingham Zoo has created a fundraiser. As a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Birmingham Zoo is working with zoos throughout the country to assist our friends and colleagues at the Baton Rouge Zoo as they begin the […]

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