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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 […]

Birmingham Zoo Giraffe, Griffin, Moving to Florida
September 22, 2015

Griffin, one of the Birmingham Zoo’s reticulated giraffe moves in October to White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee, Florida. The Birmingham Zoo joins the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and other zoos in maintaining Species Survival Plan® Programs, cooperative breeding and conservation initiatives. This move allows Griffin to join female giraffe in White Oak Conservation […]

The Birmingham Zoo Receives Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
September 9, 2015

The Birmingham Zoo recently received a coveted 4-star rating for the third year in a row by America’s largest independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. According to Charity Navigator, receiving this 4-star rating indicates that an organization adheres to best practices that minimize the chance of […]

Spend Labor Day Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo and Celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day
September 2, 2015

Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7, the entire community is invited to enjoy the many activities available at the Birmingham Zoo for Labor Day Weekend. On Saturday, September 5, guests are invited to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day as they learn about vulture conservation and the important role vultures play in our ecosystem. Enjoy […]

The Birmingham Zoo Taps Big Data to Predict Attendance Patterns
September 1, 2015

The Birmingham Zoo has partnered with StrategyWise, a Birmingham-based data science firm, to create advanced algorithms to predict visitor attendance patterns. StrategyWise is working with the Zoo’s Executive Director, Dr. William Foster, and his team to identify key drivers such as rainfall, temperatures, school calendars and holidays to create predictive formulas that will drive an […]

Birmingham Zoo Front Entrance to Move in Preparation for Upcoming Construction
August 13, 2015

Beginning Monday, August 17, the Birmingham Zoo will transition the current front entrance to its new location at the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo Breezeway entrance. The relocated front entrance is equipped with a special entrance for Zoo Members and with ticket booths for guests. The front entrance move is the […]

Celebrate the Zoo’s 60th Anniversary at ZooGala 2015: Birmingham Zoo’s Largest Fundraising Event
August 10, 2015

On Friday, September 18, the Birmingham Zoo will host its largest annual fundraising event, ZooGala 2015, sponsored by IBERIABANK, a partner of the Birmingham Zoo since 2003. This annual affair will be held in the Zoo’s signature exhibit, Trails of Africa. Guests are invited to mingle and enjoy dinner and dessert by Kathy G. & […]

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