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Twelfth Annual Zoo Run at the Birmingham Zoo
May 16, 2017

The community is invited to register today and run wild through the Zoo this Saturday, May 20, to benefit the Marine Mammal Center. The twelfth 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 Trails of […]

Mother’s Day Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo
May 10, 2017

On Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, families can enjoy a free child’s admission ticket to the Birmingham Zoo with the purchase of a full-price adult admission ticket (offer exclusive only on Mother’s Day Weekend). Guests can set “rail” on the Zoo’s all-new Pirate Train Ride*, feed the lorikeets in the Schaeffer Eye Center […]

All New! Pirate Train Ride at the Birmingham Zoo
May 2, 2017

Set sail on an exciting adventure this spring and summer as pirates take over the Zoo’s Train Ride! The new Pirate attraction on the Red Diamond Express is comprised of legions of realistic, life-size, animatronic swashbucklers. Entertaining as well as inspiring, the Pirate Train Ride is designed to send an important message about water conservation […]

Make Plans to Attend the Seventh Annual Tails in the Trails at the Birmingham Zoo
April 25, 2017

On Friday, April 28, from 6:30-10:30pm, the Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board will host its seventh annual fundraising event, Tails in the Trails, by presenting sponsor Zekelman Industries, and featured partners O’Neal Industries and McGriff, Seibels and Williams, Inc. Attendees will enjoy live music by Gentleman Zero, food by Happy Catering Company, animal encounters, an online […]

Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Birmingham Zoo Invite Community to a Joint Earth Day Celebration
April 18, 2017

Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Birmingham Zoo will be celebrating Earth Day  on Saturday, April 22. Birmingham Botanical Garden event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it will include exhibitor booths, a free photo booth, free activities and live music from Tommy Ellison. The Birmingham Zoo will be celebrating the Association […]

Easter Eggstravaganza at the Birmingham Zoo
April 11, 2017

It is time to celebrate Easter at the first ever “Eggstravaganza” at the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, April 15 from 10am-2pm. More than 10,000 eggs will be hidden near the Splash Pads in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo for one of the biggest Easter egg hunts in the area. There […]

Beloved Birmingham Zoo Tiger Diagnosed with Cancer
March 30, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo’s beloved Malayan tiger, Kumar, has been diagnosed with cancer and is set to undergo a procedure in April to further evaluate the extent of the cancer. In the routine daily physical assessment of Kumar, the Zoo’s Animal Care Professionals noticed a raised area near Kumar’s right hip. Using trained husbandry behaviors, the […]

Spend Spring Break at the Birmingham Zoo
March 23, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo invites the entire community to take part in special activities planned for Spring Break 2017 from March 25 – April 2. Guests are invited to soak up the sun and pay a visit to their favorite Zoo animals this Spring Break at the Birmingham Zoo. New this spring break, Khan, the jaguar […]

Birmingham Zoo Wins Best Area Attraction Award
March 9, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo would like to thank the community for voting the Zoo the Best Area Attraction in the 2017 Best of Birmingham Family and Kids awards. Over 4,000 people voted and helped the Zoo secure this award. In addition, the Birmingham Zoo was named a finalist in the categories of Best Day Camp, Best […]

Freestyle Your Spring Break at a Birmingham Zoo Camp
March 1, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo will be offering Spring Break Camp this March 27-31, 2017 for campers in 4K-5th grade. New this year – campers will have the opportunity to “Freestyle” their Spring Break. Campers will have the freedom to choose their activities throughout the day. Options include Zoo hikes, games, train, carousel and slide rides, watch […]

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