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Birmingham Zoo President & CEO Receives National Award
January 19, 2022

Birmingham Zoo President and CEO Chris Pfefferkorn is recognized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Accreditation Commission as one of three (3) “Accreditation Inspectors of the Year.” This award spotlights zoo and aquarium professionals who donate their time to facilitate inspections for fellow organizations and whose work continues to be of exceptional quality. […]

Birmingham Zoo Official Statement
January 10, 2022

The Birmingham Zoo family is deeply saddened to learn that one of its own, Yasmine Wright, was the victim of a random yet senseless act of violence. Yasmine and her family have been part of our team for several years, working as part of the SSA operations of the Zoo. Yasmine was a beloved member […]

Birmingham Zoo Launches “Feed Your Animals” Fundraising Campaign
October 22, 2020

  Protective Corporation Contributes Grant to Match Additional Gifts   The Birmingham Zoo has announced the “Feed Your Animals: Give Today to Secure the Future” fundraising campaign with a goal to raise $780,000 by January 31. Protective Corporation jump-started the campaign by awarding a $250,000 grant that will be combined with other matching gifts from […]

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 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 […]

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 Mourns Loss of Parker the Red Panda
March 9, 2020

The Birmingham Zoo is mourning the passing of Parker, the Zoo’s 4-year-old male red panda. Parker was found deceased Sunday morning March 8, 2020, with no obvious physical injuries or any indication of illness.  Birmingham Zoo veterinary staff performed a necropsy (post-mortem exam) on Parker, which did not reveal an obvious cause of death, and […]

Australia Love & Support Weekend at the Zoo
February 6, 2020

The Birmingham Zoo is inviting the community to join us in helping with the aftermath of the Australian bushfire crisis by visiting the Zoo on Valentine’s weekend, February 14-16, 2020. Paying guests during these days will have funds from their paid admission ticket donated to the Zoo and Aquarium Association, Australasia (ZAA), a sister organization […]

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