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Elephant Tusk Procedure with Zoo Partner, University of Alabama at Birmingham
November 17, 2015

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Birmingham Zoo Supports Community with Half-Price Admission and Food Donation to United Way
November 17, 2015

The Birmingham Zoo invites the entire community to give back to those in need this holiday season. On Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, Zoo visitors can enjoy half-price admission by bringing any canned or non-perishable food item. On this particular weekend, guests who donate a food item to the United Way Food Bank […]

Birmingham Zoo Elephant Procedure in Conjunction with UAB Research Team
November 13, 2015 elephant tusk repair-157

Scientific research is one of the 4 main staples in the Zoo’s mission to Inspire Passion for the Natural World. The Birmingham Zoo’s Trails of Africa Staff and Veterinary Staff showed how the Zoo works to fulfill the mission every day through an innovative procedure on one of the Zoo’s African bull elephants. Bulwagi, the […]

Local Foundations Award Kiwanis ZooSchool Program in 2015
November 10, 2015

Alabama Power Foundation and Hill Crest Foundation awarded the Kiwanis ZooSchool Program $150,000 this year. “The Birmingham Zoo’s Kiwanis ZooSchool Program has an annual budget of $169,000, and these two organizations made it possible to serve approximately 700 students this school year,” says Roger Torbert, Vice President, Education. Kiwanis ZooSchool is in its fourth academic […]

The Birmingham Zoo Offers Free Admission to All Active and Retired Military and Veterans in Honor of Veterans Day
November 5, 2015

In honor of Veterans Day, all active and retired military, veterans and their dependents will receive free admission to the Birmingham Zoo on Monday, November 9, Tuesday, November 10 and Wednesday, November 11. The Zoo is excited to be able to expand the offer this year to include veterans and their dependents. To be eligible […]

The Birmingham Zoo Announces Senior Team Expansion
October 15, 2015 Pfefferkorn Birmingham Zoo

The Birmingham Zoo proudly announces Chris Pfefferkorn as the new Senior Vice President. Pfefferkorn has over 20 years of Zoological experience, which includes serving as the Deputy Director of Living Collections at Oregon Zoo, General Curator at Oregon Zoo, General Curator at Ellen Trout Zoo, Zookeeper/Behavior Management Coordinator at San Antonio Zoo and Zoological Curator […]

The Birmingham Zoo Launches Innovative Sensory Friendly Initiative
October 13, 2015

The Birmingham Zoo is excited to announce a partnership with KultureCity to develop the Sensory Friendly Zoo Initiative. The goals of this initiative are to raise awareness of Sensory Processing Disorders (SPDs) among Zoo staff and throughout the community, to increase accessibility throughout the Zoo grounds for visitors with SPDs and to promote inclusive experiences […]

Enjoy Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo and Experience the All-New Skeleton Skate Ice Rink!
October 7, 2015

Birmingham Zoo guests are invited to wear their favorite family-friendly costumes and watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions, trick-or-treating, themed rides and games for 17 nights at Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo. This year, guests can experience the thrill of the all-new Skeleton Skate Ice Rink. Fun […]

Birmingham Zoo Elephant, Tamani, Moving to Kansas City Zoo
October 5, 2015

Tamani, one of the Birmingham Zoo’s African elephants will be moving in early October to Kansas City Zoo. The Birmingham Zoo joins the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and other zoos around the world in maintaining Species Survival Plan® Programs, cooperative breeding and conservation initiatives. This move allows Tamani to join a herd of […]

Child Bitten by Wild Snake at Birmingham Zoo
September 24, 2015

On Thursday, September 24, 2015, around noon a child was bitten by a wild snake at the Birmingham Zoo. In accordance with the Zoo’s protocol, Emergency Management Services were called to the Zoo and the child was taken to a local hospital. At this time, the safety and well-being of the child is the Zoo’s […]

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