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Dr. William R. Foster to Retire as Birmingham Zoo CEO
April 10, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo announced today that Dr. William Foster, D.V.M., president and chief executive officer of the Birmingham Zoo, will retire as CEO effective June 30, 2018. Foster will remain president and CEO of the Birmingham Zoo until June 30, at which time he will retire from the Zoo. After a nationwide search, the Birmingham […]

Eggstravaganza at the Birmingham Zoo!
March 29, 2018

It is time to celebrate Easter at “Eggstravaganza” at the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, March 31 from 10am-12:30pm. More than 10,000 eggs will be hidden in the Zoo’s new green space, Henley Park, for one of the biggest Easter egg hunts in the area. There will be four different hunts offered, as well as a […]

Birmingham Zoo Artificially Inseminates Pallas’s Cat
March 28, 2018

Mischa, a young Pallas’s cat, recently joined the Birmingham Zoo family and can be seen in her new habitat in the Zoo’s Predator Building. The Birmingham Zoo is hopeful that through the process of artificially inseminating Mischa, a new Pallas’s cat could join the Zoo family in the future. Mischa was artificially inseminated last week […]

Enjoy Spring Break at the Birmingham Zoo
March 20, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo invites the entire community to take part in special activities planned for Spring Break 2018 from March 24 – April 1. Guests are invited to soak up the sun and pay a visit to their favorite Zoo animals this Spring Break at the Birmingham Zoo. New this spring break, visitors are invited […]

Birmingham Zoo Mourns Loss of Kumar the Tiger
March 9, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo is mourning the passing of 18 year old Kumar, the male Malayan tiger at the Birmingham Zoo. Kumar has battled numerous health issues over the past two years including cancer and kidney failure. Unfortunately Kumar’s health and quality of life declined rapidly and he was humanely euthanized on Friday, March 9, 2018. […]

Birmingham Zoo Reinvents Food Service with New Partnership
March 7, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to announce that Service Systems Associates (SSA) will now be the exclusive culinary provider at the Zoo. SSA is a national leader in culinary and retail management for cultural attractions, based in Denver, Colorado.  The transition to a new food service provider will be seamless as SSA has provided the […]

Birmingham Zoo Providing Care to Malayan Tiger Diagnosed with Kidney Insufficiency
March 1, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo’s resident 18 year old Malayan tiger, Kumar, has been diagnosed with kidney insufficiency. Due to the diligent husbandry training with Kumar by the Zoo’s dedicated Animal Care Professionals, he voluntarily participates in his own medical care, allowing the Veterinary team to get routine blood and urine samples during training sessions. Those samples […]

Bird Lovers of All Ages Invited to Birmingham Zoo this Saturday
February 15, 2018

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, the Birmingham Zoo and the Birmingham Audubon Society are teaming up for a day sure to excite any bird enthusiast. The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual event that unites birdwatchers from across the globe as they track bird species found in their own backyards, parks and local spaces. […]

Woo at the Zoo this Valentine’s Day at the Birmingham Zoo
February 7, 2018

On February 14, 2018, the Birmingham Zoo invites guests ages 21 and up to its fifth annual Valentine’s Day event, “Woo at the Zoo” sponsored by DC Scientific Pest Control from 6-9pm. This event will focus on “love” in the animal kingdom. New this year, Woo at the Zoo will feature a wine tasting by […]

Birmingham Zoo Groundhog Day Prediction
January 30, 2018

  Who: Celebrity groundhog and meteorologist extraordinaire, Birmingham Bill What: Groundhog Day Celebration— Media Photo Opportunity at 9:50am All Alabamians want to know: will Birmingham Bill see his shadow or not? On Friday, February 2, 2018, the Birmingham Zoo will host its annual Groundhog Day prediction to reveal if Alabama will have six more weeks […]

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