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The Birmingham Zoo and Multiple Partners to Cut Ribbon on New Solar Energy Demonstration Project
May 28, 2014

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates the installation of a solar energy demonstration and education project involving multiple partners. The array of solar panels has been installed atop the pergola in the Junior League of Birmingham-Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo, creating a roof over the pavilion. The demonstration project supports the Zoo’s conservation mission by exploring the […]

The Birmingham Zoo Board Approves a $15 Million Capital Campaign for a New Arrival Experience
May 21, 2014

The Birmingham Zoo Board approved a $15 million capital campaign, paving the way for a newly renovated front entrance, an Asian Forest and a new plaza, among other updates. According to Mayor William Bell, “The Zoo has been a distinguished attraction for the Birmingham community for nearly 60 years. The new renovations will be an […]

Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board Hosted Fourth Annual Tails in the Trails
May 16, 2014

On Friday, May 2, the Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board hosted its fourth annual Tails in the Trails event presented by O’Neal Industries. Beginning at 6:30pm, nearly 600 attendees were greeted by a fennec fox, Virginia opossum, blue tongued skink, ferret, chinchilla, eastern screech owl, box turtle and a woma python in the Junior League of […]

The Birmingham Zoo Celebrates Mother’s Day Weekend
April 29, 2014

As part of International Orangutan Mothers Awareness Day on Saturday, May 10, the Zoo will pay tribute to orangutan mothers around the world. Because of the growing demand for palm oil, more and more orangutan mothers are being killed every year. On this day, visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy an animal enrichment, […]

Birmingham Zoo’s Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration This Saturday
April 18, 2014

On Saturday, April 19 from 10am to 2pm, the Birmingham Zoo invites the entire community to celebrate Earth Day at Party for the Planet. The Zoo has joined forces with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and AZA members across the nation to create the largest combined Earth Day event in North America. Party […]

The Birmingham Zoo Launches New Zipline and Presents Its New Baby Bunch
April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014 – The Birmingham Zoo is launching its spring campaign, “Born to be Wild,” featuring a new zipline and the adorable “Baby Bunch.” Named the “Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure,” this new attraction was made possible through a generous donation from the Brock Family and will officially open to the public […]

Head to the Birmingham Zoo for Farm Day
April 9, 2014

On April 12, the Birmingham Zoo invites the whole family to take part in Farm Day from 10am to 2pm. This fun-filled and educational celebration of Alabama’s farming heritage will be held in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo. Farm Day is a community focused event to celebrate the agricultural history […]

Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board Hosts Fourth Annual Tails in the Trails
April 8, 2014

On Friday, May 2, from 6:30-10:30pm, the Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board will hold its annual spring fundraising event, Tails in the Trails, presented by O’Neal Industries. Attendees will enjoy live entertainment, appetizers, animal encounters and a cash bar. Early bird tickets are available online for $10 at through March 12. After the early bird […]

The Birmingham Zoo Joins Forces with Alabama Power, TradeWind Energy and Enel Green Power North America to Support its Mission
April 7, 2014

The Birmingham Zoo and Alabama Power have joined forces to implement an educational demonstration system using solar panels. Buffalo Dunes Wind Project, LLC and Chisholm View Wind Project, LLC, whose electricity is being sold to Alabama Power, have gifted this system as part of their commitment to provide funding for stewardship projects in the state […]

Spring Break at the Birmingham Zoo
March 20, 2014

The Birmingham Zoo invites the entire community to take part in special activities planned for Spring Break 2014 from March 22 – 29. Guests are invited to soak up the sun and pay a visit to their favorite Zoo animals this Spring Break at the Birmingham Zoo. Seasonal favorites such as Predator Zone, Children’s Zoo […]

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