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The Birmingham Zoo Supports Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Internationa
March 18, 2014

The Birmingham Zoo is proud to announce its support of Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, an organization dedicated to conservation education. Celebrity actress, Sigourney Weaver, is the Honorary Chair of Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and portrayed Dian Fossey in the 1988 film “Gorillas in the Mist.” Recently, Weaver was featured in a Public Service […]

The Birmingham Zoo Hosts Plight of the Painted Dogs Presentation
March 7, 2014

On March 12, 2014 from 6:30-7:30pm, the Birmingham Zoo will host a presentation on the Plight of the Painted Dogs with special guest speakers, Peter Blinston and Jealous Mpofu. The program will focus on interventions that address direct and indirect threats to the dogs, such as inadvertent snaring, roadkill, negative community attitudes and habitat destruction. […]

The Birmingham Zoo Receives Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
February 24, 2014

The Birmingham Zoo recently received a coveted 4-star rating 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 unethical activities, while consistently executing its mission […]

Birmingham Zoo Gorilla, Cenzoo, Moving to South Carolina
February 24, 2014

Cenzoo, the Birmingham Zoo’s western lowland gorilla moves on February 25 to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina. The Birmingham Zoo joins the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and other zoos around the world in maintaining Species Survival Plan® Programs, cooperative breeding and conservation initiatives. This move allows Cenzoo to join two female gorillas […]

Birmingham Zoo Announces 2014 Board of Directors and Officers
February 19, 2014

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 2014 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 three new […]

The Birmingham Zoo Draws Record-Breaking Crowd for the Year 2013
February 3, 2014

In year 2013, 574,176 visitors made their way to the Birmingham Zoo, setting the Zoo’s all-time attendance record. This is a six percent increase compared to the year 2012 when the Zoo saw 540,816 visitors. A big draw for the year 2013 was the Zoo’s Dino Discovery exhibit, where guests had the opportunity to hear […]

Birmingham Zoo Groundhog Will Make His Groundhog Day Prediction on February 2nd
January 29, 2014

All Alabamians want to know: will Birmingham Bill see his shadow or not? On Sunday, February 2, 2014, the Birmingham Zoo will host its annual Groundhog Day prediction to reveal if Alabama will have six more weeks of winter. Visitors will have the chance to catch a glimpse of Birmingham Bill, enjoy coffee and hot […]

Give Back to the Community on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Enjoy 1/2 Price Admission to the Zoo
January 14, 2014

The Birmingham Zoo invites the community to give back to those in need on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All visitors can enjoy ½ price admission Monday, January 21st by donating a non-perishable food item to the Zoo in support of the United Way Canned Food Drive. This particular day, guests who donate a […]

The Birmingham Zoo Announces Winning Name for Baby Giraffe
January 13, 2014

On Monday, January 13th, the Birmingham Zoo concluded its Facebook naming contest for its newest addition; a baby, male, reticulated giraffe. The Zoo is pleased to announce the twelve-day-old baby giraffe will be named “Griffin.” The giraffe naming contest began on January 6th and lasted until January 13th at noon. Those “following” the Birmingham Zoo […]

Birmingham Zoo announces first 2014 giraffe birth in North America
January 3, 2014

The Birmingham Zoo is proud to ring in the New Year by announcing the birth of its newest family member. At 12:12 AM (CST) on January 1st , 2014, a male, reticulated giraffe was born making it the first giraffe birth of any North American accredited Zoo. The baby giraffe has undergone a complete physical […]

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