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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 […]

Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari is the Only Place in Birmingham Where it Snows Every Night!
December 3, 2013

Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari, the Birmingham Zoo’s annual holiday event, begins Friday, December 6, 2013. Visitors can take a stroll through over a million lights as the Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland. New this year, the Zoo will host a tree lighting ceremony at 6pm, nightly, near the Wildlife Stage with an illuminating […]

Birmingham Zoo Supports Community with Half-Price Admission and Food Donation to United Way
November 21, 2013

The Birmingham Zoo invites the community to give back to those in need this holiday season. On Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th, 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 Community Food Bank […]

DC Scientific Pest Control Gives Donation to the Birmingham Zoo
November 13, 2013

On November 5, 2013, DC Scientific Pest Control provided a $5,000 donation to the Birmingham Zoo. With this donation, the Tuscaloosa-based company has donated an overall amount of $10,000 to the Zoo since October 2012. As the “Official Pest Control Provider of the Zoo,” DC Scientific has been dedicated to providing diverse pest control services […]

The Birmingham Zoo Offers Free Admission to Military in Honor of Veterans Day
November 7, 2013

In honor of Veterans Day, all active and retired military and their dependents will receive free admission to the Birmingham Zoo on Sunday, November 10th and Monday, November 11th upon presentation of a valid military identification card. Guests are invited to see the Zoo’s two giant river otters, now in their newly renovated exhibit in […]

Enjoy Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo This Weekend with Authentic ©Marvel Character, Iron Man!
October 17, 2013

Birmingham Zoo guests are invited to wear their favorite family-friendly costume and watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions, trick-or-treating, themed rides and games for 15 nights at Wells Fargo Boo at the Zoo. This year, guests can see their favorite ©Marvel characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America* […]

Celebrate International Red Panda Day at the Birmingham Zoo
September 19, 2013

The Birmingham Zoo welcomes the community to raise awareness for red pandas by celebrating International Red Panda Day on September 21, 2013. Guests can participate in the Red Panda Games, where they will become a red panda ranger and learn how these unique animals survive in the wild. Visitors can view the newborn red panda […]

Birmingham Zoo Receives National Marketing Excellence Award at the 2013 Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conference
September 12, 2013

Yesterday, September 11, at the annual Association of Zoos and Aquariums, AZA, Conference in Kansas City, Mo., the Birmingham Zoo was honored with the National Marketing Excellence Award in front of more than 2,000 peers and colleagues. The Zoo was recognized for its outstanding marketing, advertising and public relations campaign in promotion of the Kiwanis […]

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