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Help the Community and Enjoy Half-Price Admission to the Birmingham Zoo on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 14, 2016

On Monday, January 18, the Birmingham Zoo invites the community to give back to those in need in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. By donating any non-perishable or canned food item in support of the Zoo’s United Way Canned Food Drive, visitors will receive half-price admission and can enjoy the Zoo for only […]

Birmingham Zoo Campaign Chair Announces 85% of $18 Million Goal Raised
January 14, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo received $3 million in funding in 2015 from local businesses and foundations for the Renew the Zoo Campaign, which includes construction of a new front entrance and Asian Passage exhibit.  The following businesses and foundations made leadership gifts in 2015:  The Altec/Styslinger Foundation, AutoTec and its Employees, EBSCO Industries and its Employees, […]

Enjoy A Delicious Breakfast with Santa at the Birmingham Zoo
December 3, 2015

Santa is coming to the Birmingham Zoo for breakfast at 9am and 10am on Saturday, December 5, 12 and 19. Guests are invited to make reservations now for this popular holiday event. Participants will enjoy a scrumptious scrambled egg and sausage breakfast with orange juice and coffee at the Kudzoo Café at the Birmingham Zoo […]

Enjoy ZooLight Safari Presented by Wells Fargo and Skate on the All-New Glacier Glide Ice Rink!
December 3, 2015

ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo, the Birmingham Zoo’s annual holiday event, will begin this weekend, December 4-6 from 5-9pm and will continue throughout the month of December on December 11-13, 17-23 and 26-31 from 5-9pm.  The Presenting Sponsor of this event is Wells Fargo. New this year, glide on the all-new Glacier Glide Ice […]

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

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

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 […]

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