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Birmingham Zoo Donors Exceed Ambitious $75,000 Fundraising Goal – May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022

The Birmingham Zoo donors have demonstrated their love of animals and the Zoo with their generous gifts to the spring fundraising appeal, Heart of the Matter – Support Your Zoo’s […]

Birmingham Zoo Reports Successful Orangutan Surgical Procedure to Remove a Testicular Tumor – May 5, 2022
May 5, 2022

The Birmingham Zoo’s 41-year-old male Sumatran orangutan, Oliver, is recovering extremely well after a surgical procedure to remove a testicular tumor.  After Birmingham Zoo Animal Care Professionals noticed Oliver had […]

Birmingham Zoo Announces Successful Elephant Tusk Procedure – May 4, 2022
May 4, 2022

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to report that the tusk removal procedure on our beloved 41-year-old male African elephant, Bulwagi, has been a great success.  Bulwagi had a crack in […]

Birmingham Zoo Announces Gopher Tortoise Head Start Program – February 18, 2022
February 18, 2022

The Birmingham Zoo is thrilled to announce the Gopher Tortoise Head Start Program in partnership with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR). The Gopher Tortoise Head Start […]

Birmingham Zoo President & CEO Receives National Award – January 19, 2022
January 19, 2022

Birmingham Zoo President and CEO Chris Pfefferkorn is recognized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Accreditation Commission as one of three (3) “Accreditation Inspectors of the Year.” This […]

Birmingham Zoo Official Statement
January 10, 2022

The Birmingham Zoo family is deeply saddened to learn that one of its own, Yasmine Wright, was the victim of a random yet senseless act of violence. Yasmine and her […]

Birmingham Zoo Launches “Feed Your Animals” Fundraising Campaign
October 22, 2020

  Protective Corporation Contributes Grant to Match Additional Gifts   The Birmingham Zoo has announced the “Feed Your Animals: Give Today to Secure the Future” fundraising campaign with a goal […]

Birmingham Zoo Receives Operational Grant Awards from Local Foundations
August 19, 2020

  The Birmingham Zoo, a nonprofit organization, has received vital operating support from three local foundations, Wells Fargo Foundation, Robert R. Meyer Foundation and Alabama Power Foundation. Since 2002, Wells […]

Birmingham Zoo Mourns Loss of Nile Hippopotamus and Komodo Dragon : Due to Age-related Health Issues
June 22, 2020

  The Birmingham Zoo is mourning the passing of two of our animals, Matt, a 14-year-old male Komodo dragon, and Tadpole, a 41-year-old male Nile hippopotamus. Matt Komodo dragon showed […]

WATCH Our Meet The Neighbors Video Series!
April 24, 2020

    Closed But Still Caring. See how your Zoo continues to provide vital care to our animals, every day, by watching our Meet The Neighbors video series, HERE!  

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