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ZooLight Safari Presented by Wells Fargo Begins this Friday!
December 5, 2017

ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo, the Birmingham Zoo’s annual holiday event, will begin this weekend, December 8-10 from 5-9pm and will continue throughout the month on December 15-23 and 26-31 from 5-9pm. The Presenting Sponsor of this event is Wells Fargo. New this year, guests can enjoy nightly performances at 7pm by the Singing […]

Enjoy a Delicious Breakfast with Santa at the Zoo!
November 29, 2017

Santa is coming to the Birmingham Zoo for breakfast at 8am and 9:30am on Saturday, December 16. Guests are invited to make reservations now for this popular holiday event that sells out each year. Participants will enjoy a scrumptious scrambled egg and sausage breakfast with orange juice and coffee at the Kudzoo Café at the […]

Second Annual Pardoning of the Birmingham Zoo Turkeys
November 20, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is kicking-off the Thanksgiving Holiday by holding the second annual ceremony to pardon the Zoo’s turkeys at 10:15am on Wednesday, November 22. Chris Pfefferkorn, Birmingham Zoo Senior Vice President will address those in attendance at the Zoo’s turkey exhibit on the Alabama Wilds Trail. This event will be a fun and educational […]

Birmingham Zoo Male Orangutan Receives First Ever Cardiac Monitor Implant in Orangutans
November 16, 2017

Oliver, the 37 year old male Sumatran orangutan at the Birmingham Zoo, underwent a successful procedure last week to further assess a heart arrhythmia and to place a remote cardiac monitoring device under his skin. This is the first time this procedure has been performed in an orangutan. Diagnosed first with heart disease in 2015, […]

Birmingham Zoo Supports Community with Food Drive
November 15, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo invites the community to give back to those in need this holiday season. On Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, 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 will […]

Spire Awards Birmingham Zoo Grant to Fund ZooSchool
November 14, 2017

Spire recently awarded the Birmingham Zoo a $50,000 grant to help fund the ZooSchool program. Newly named through the sponsorship, Spire ZooSchool inspires passion for the natural world through a hands-on, E-STEM (environment, science, technology, engineering and math) initiative offered at no cost to participating seventh-grade students and teachers from Birmingham City Schools. The five-day […]

Birmingham Zoo Male Orangutan to Have Cardiac Monitor Implant Placed
November 8, 2017

Oliver, the male orangutan at the Birmingham Zoo, will have a medical evaluation performed this week to further assess a heart arrhythmia and to place a remote cardiac device under his skin. Oliver was diagnosed with heart disease in the fall of 2015, and measures were taken to help with the progressive disease including monitoring […]

Veterans Day Weekend at the Zoo
November 7, 2017

In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans, active and retired military and their dependents will receive free admission to the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12. To be eligible for free admission, guests must show proof of military service by presenting a valid military identification card, dependent identification card or driver’s […]

Birmingham Zoo Awarded EPA Environmental Education Grant
October 26, 2017

EPA awarded the Birmingham Zoo $91,000 in Environmental Education Grant funds by the US Environmental Protection Agency to support their work in promoting environmental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (E-STEM) education in the Birmingham, Alabama community. The grant given to the Birmingham Zoo is one of 36 grants awarded nationally under the 2017 Environmental Education […]

You’re Invited to Boo at the Zoo This Weekend!
October 25, 2017

Birmingham Zoo guests are invited to wear their favorite family-friendly costumes and watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions, themed rides and games for the final six nights of Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo. New this year, guests can enjoy the all-new Red Mountain Theatre Company Haunted Hayride […]

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