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Birmingham Zoo to Open for Labor Day : First Responders and Healthcare Workers Receive Discounted Admission
September 1, 2020

  In celebration of the Labor Day holiday, the Birmingham Zoo will be open on Monday, September 7 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Zoo will be offering a discounted admission of $8 to First Responders and Healthcare Workers (with valid ID/badge) and up to four (4) guests at $8 each from Saturday, September […]

Birmingham Zoo Receives Operational Grant Awards from Local Foundations
August 19, 2020

  The Birmingham Zoo, a nonprofit organization, has received vital operating support from three local foundations, Wells Fargo Foundation, Robert R. Meyer Foundation and Alabama Power Foundation. Since 2002, Wells Fargo has made important donations to the Zoo promoting educational programming and scholarships, as well as major community events like Boo at the Zoo and […]

Birmingham Zoo to Reduce Daily Operating Hours
July 7, 2020

From Seven Days a Week to Wednesday through Sunday   The Birmingham Zoo will be reducing our daily operating hours from seven days a week to five days a week. Beginning July 13, the Zoo will close on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice. Guests and Members can visit the Zoo from Wednesday through Sunday […]

Fourth of July Weekend at the Zoo 2020
June 24, 2020

In celebration of the Fourth of July holiday, Birmingham Zoo invites the community to join us for three days of fun starting July 3 through July 5! In honor of Independence Day, the Zoo is giving FREE admission to veterans, active and retired military, in addition to their dependents. Guests must show proof of military […]

Birmingham Zoo Mourns Loss of Nile Hippopotamus and Komodo Dragon : Due to Age-related Health Issues
June 22, 2020

  The Birmingham Zoo is mourning the passing of two of our animals, Matt, a 14-year-old male Komodo dragon, and Tadpole, a 41-year-old male Nile hippopotamus. Matt Komodo dragon showed sudden onset of hind limb weakness and despite extensive diagnostics, including a CT scan, and supportive medical care, his condition worsened, and he was euthanized […]

Name Your Birmingham Zoo’s Pallas’ Cat Kittens!
June 13, 2020

  We want your help! Your Birmingham Zoo’s new Pallas’ cat kittens need names! Click the button below to select up to four (4) names to help us decide. Our naming contest ends Friday, June 19 at 12pm!     Winning names will be announced on Saturday, June 20 via the Zoo’s social media platforms […]

Birmingham Zoo Statement of Support to Our Community
June 7, 2020

The Birmingham Zoo is supported by phenomenal people from different races, nationalities, cultures, ages, genders, sexual orientations, political beliefs, religious beliefs, languages, and abilities. Our differences make us unique. Our differences have more power to bring us together than to pull us apart. In light of the current moment in our country, it is imperative […]

Birmingham Zoo to Host Soft Reopening Limited to Members Only on June 8
June 1, 2020

Beginning Monday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Birmingham Zoo will host a soft reopening limited only to Members and donors of our Emergency Animal Fund. The Zoo will reopen to the public three days later, on Thursday, June 11. “We are excited to welcome our guests back to their Zoo,” says […]

WATCH Our Meet The Neighbors Video Series!
April 24, 2020

    Closed But Still Caring. See how your Zoo continues to provide vital care to our animals, every day, by watching our Meet The Neighbors video series, HERE!  

Four Pallas’ Cat Kittens Born at the Birmingham Zoo
April 20, 2020

  The Birmingham Zoo is thrilled to announce that our 3-year-old female Pallas’ cat Mischa gave birth to four kittens on April 10 after 67 days of gestation. The kittens were conceived through natural breeding with our male Pallas’ cat Bataar, and all were born in a comfortable nesting den off-habitat in the Zoo’s Predator […]

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