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The Birmingham Zoo is Home to the First Set of Red Pandas Born in the United States in 2013
June 21, 2013

The Birmingham Zoo is proud to announce the birth of two Red Panda cubs. This is the first litter for mom, Sorrel, 3 years old and dad, Shifu, 4 years old. Born May 30, 2013, the cubs currently are off-exhibit with their mother Sorrel. The breeding that led to this birth is part of the […]

Dads Get in Free at the Birmingham Zoo in Honor of Father’s Day
June 11, 2013

In recognition of Father’s Day, dads get in free at the Birmingham Zoo on Sunday, June 16th with the purchase of their child’s full-price admission (one redemption per paid admission). During the event, dads can learn about native snakes and reptiles of Alabama through an educational demonstration that features live animals. Guests will also have […]

Birmingham Zoo’s Third Annual Tails in the Trails
May 15, 2013

The Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board hosted its third annual spring event, Tails in the Trails presented by O’Neal Industries, on Thursday, May 9 th. Beginning at 5:30pm, over 245 attendees were greeted by a Greater Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, American alligator, Uromastyx lizard, groundhog and Great Horned Owl in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul […]

8th Annual Birmingham Zoo Run Run Wild for Painted Dogs – Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 am
May 2, 2013

Watch over 400 runners sprint through the Zoo for conservation! The Zoo Run takes place entirely on Zoo property! Prizes and complimentary fun day at the Zoo for runners Benefiting Painted Dog Conservancy 5K run and 4 kids races starting at 8:15am: Chicken Cha-Cha, Turtle Trot, Groundhog Gallop and Serval Sprint. Press Release

Birmingham Zoo’s Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration
April 18, 2013

The Birmingham Zoo celebrates Earth Day with Party for the Planet on Saturday, April 20th from 10am to 3pm. The Zoo joins forces with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to help people all over the world discover how to make a difference in conservation and improve the environment on a local, national and global […]

Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board Hosts Third Annual Tails in the Trails
April 9, 2013

The Birmingham Zoo is holding its annual spring fundraising event, Tails in the Trails, on May 9 th from 5:30pm to 9pm in the Children’s Zoo. This event, sponsored by O’Neal Industries, features live entertainment, food catered by Southern Foods Management and a cash bar including beers from Cahaba Brewing Company. Guests can enjoy unlimited […]

Birmingham Zoo Awarded 4-Star Rating by Charity Navigator and Grant by Alabama Power Foundation
April 4, 2013

The Birmingham Zoo was recently awarded the prestigious 4-star rating for good governance, sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. The Birmingham Zoo is currently the only zoo in Alabama with such a high rating, one of six non-profits in the metro […]

Birmingham Zoo’s Traveling Exhibit Teams Up with Local Libraries and YMCAs for Dino Discovery Social Media and Photo Contest
March 28, 2013

The Birmingham Zoo has joined forces with local libraries and YMCAs for a social media and photo contest centered around the new Dino Discovery exhibit. A traveling replica of a dinosaur egg is making stops at local libraries and YMCAs until July 15th . Members of the community are encouraged to find the egg, take […]

Dino Discovery Roars into the Birmingham Zoo Just in Time for Spring Break
March 15, 2013

For Spring Break 2013, the Zoo, Alabama’s must-see attraction, invites the entire community to take part in all of the activities planned from March 16th to 30th . “We want visitors from all over to know that they don’t have to go far to enjoy Spring Break and what the Zoo has to offer,” says […]

Dinosaurs have arrived at the Birmingham Zoo!
February 20, 2013

Dinosaurs are at the Birmingham Zoo in preparation for the Zoo’s newest exhibit, Dino Discovery presented by Wells Fargo. This exhibit in Alabama Wilds, a 3 acre area which showcases animals native to Alabama, will give visitors the opportunity to hear dinosaurs roar, see them move and take in a pre-historic experience. Featuring 15 life-sized, […]

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