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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 […]

Special Announcement for Birmingham Zoo Members
April 3, 2020

  Your Membership Matters. Whether you’re a longtime member or brand new to the Birmingham Zoo family, we are grateful for you. Your continued support through membership purchases and renewals help fund animal care, animal enrichment, food, medical supplies, and so much more for our animal family. Although the Zoo is temporarily closed to the […]

Birmingham Zoo Coronavirus COVID-19 Update : Statement from the President and CEO
March 17, 2020

  Dear Valued Guest & Supporter, In light of the drastic spread of COVID-19, after much consideration, the Birmingham Zoo will be temporarily closing to the public effective Thursday, March 19, 2020. COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on our lives, families and community. I want you to know this decision was made in the […]

Birmingham Zoo Coronavirus COVID-19 : Statement from the President and CEO
March 14, 2020

  Dear Valued Guest & Supporter, We appreciate the trust you place in your Birmingham Zoo every time you visit.  As you are planning your next visit, you likely have questions about our efforts to address and manage Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want you to know that your health and safety is our first priority. Out […]

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