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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 […]

Enjoy Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari and Ride the All-New Yuletide Slide!
December 1, 2014

Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari, the Birmingham Zoo’s annual holiday event, will begin this weekend, December 5-7 from 5-9pm and will continue throughout the month of December on December 12-14, 18-23 and 26-31 from 5-9pm. The Presenting Partner of this event is Wells Fargo. New this year, take a ride on the Yuletide Slide! Guests can […]

Birmingham Zoo Supports Community with Half-Price Admission and Food Donation to United Way
November 19, 2014

The Birmingham Zoo invites the entire community to give back to those in need this holiday season. On Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23, 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 […]

The Birmingham Zoo Offers Free Admission to All Active and Retired Military in Honor of Veterans Day
November 5, 2014

In honor of Veterans Day, all active and retired military and their dependents will receive free admission to the Birmingham Zoo on Monday, November 10 and Tuesday, November 11 upon presentation of a valid military identification card. Guests are invited to ride the all-new, over 100-foot slide**. Visitors of all ages can slide on an […]

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