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Bird Lovers of All Ages are Invited to the Audubon Tom Imhof Bird Walk and the Great Backyard Bird Count at the Birmingham Zoo
February 9, 2015

On February 14, 2015, the Birmingham Zoo and the Birmingham Audubon Society team up for two events that excite any bird enthusiast – The Audubon Tom Imhof Bird Walk and the Great Backyard Bird Count. The Audubon Tom Imhoff Bird Walk is a free informational guided birding trip from 8am-10am through the Birmingham Zoo for […]

Woo at the Zoo Event Offers a Memorable Valentine’s Day Experience at the Birmingham Zoo
February 2, 2015

On February 14, 2015, the Birmingham Zoo invites guests ages 21 and up to its second annual Valentine’s Day event, “Woo at the Zoo,” from 6-8 PM. The event will feature light hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, beer, giveaways and exclusive animal greetings upon arrival in the auditorium. During the event, the Zoo’s experienced staff will […]

Birmingham Zoo Announces 2015 Board of Directors and Officers
January 29, 2015

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to introduce new members and welcome back former members to the Board of Directors and the Board Officers for the Zoo’s 60th anniversary year. The Board is composed of twenty professionals in the Birmingham area, who share the Zoo’s belief in “Inspiring Passion for the Natural World.” The Board welcomes […]

The Birmingham Zoo Draws Record-Breaking Crowd for the Year 2014
January 23, 2015

In year 2014, 574,581 visitors made their way to the Birmingham Zoo, setting the Zoo’s all-time attendance record, passing the record for year 2013 when the Zoo saw 574,176 visitors. The Zoo also set an all-time attendance record for one of its biggest events, Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo. A big draw for visitors […]

The Birmingham Zoo Celebrates the Life of Gonzo, the American Bald Eagle
January 16, 2015

The Birmingham Zoo celebrates the life of Gonzo, an approximately 34- year-old American bald eagle, who passed away January 15, 2015. It is estimated that Gonzo was born in the wild around 1980. Gonzo’s health declined due to age related complications and was monitored very closely over the last few weeks. He came to the […]

Birmingham Zoo Receives Additional $1 Million and Selects Architect for Capital Campaign Projects
January 13, 2015

The Birmingham Zoo was awarded $1,000,000 from the Robert R. Meyer Foundation for the Zoo’s Capital Campaign to name the new outdoor orangutan exhibit. Elmer B. Harris, a member of the Robert R. Meyer Foundation Advisory Committee, says, “The Birmingham Zoo is a community asset, and the Robert R. Meyer Foundation is pleased to support […]

Help the Community and Enjoy Half-Price Admission to the Birmingham Zoo on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 12, 2015

On Monday, January 19, the Birmingham Zoo invites the community to give back to those in need in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. By donating any nonperishable 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 […]

The Birmingham Zoo Receives $1 Million for Capital Campaign
December 18, 2014

The Birmingham Zoo was awarded a $1 million grant from the Hugh Kaul Foundation for the Zoo’s Capital Campaign to name the Hugh Kaul plaza to be located inside the front entrance. Funds for the Capital Campaign will go toward an Asian Passage exhibit and a new arrival experience. The Asian Passage will feature orangutans, […]

Community Foundation awards $300,000 grant to Birmingham Zoo
December 15, 2014

Grant will be used to develop new park between Trails of Africa and Asian Passage exhibits. The Birmingham Zoo attracts nearly 575,000 visitors a year, with one of its most popular attractions being the Trails of Africa. Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation and additional private donations, visitors will soon be able to […]

The Birmingham Zoo Projected for Record-Breaking Attendance in 2014
December 11, 2014

The Birmingham Zoo set a new, all-time attendance record for the months of October and November and is on pace to set an overall attendance record for the third year in a row. In October 2014, 66,449 visitors made their way to the Zoo, a 2.6% increase compared to the previous record in October 2010 […]

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