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Spend Labor Day Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo and Experience Dino Discovery Before It Goes Extinct
August 22, 2013

This Labor Day weekend, August 30th – September 2nd, the Zoo invites the entire community to take advantage of the final days of Dino Discovery, presented by Wells Fargo. Now through September 2 nd , this prehistoric exhibit will allow guests to embark on an expedition down a trail featuring 15 life-size, animatronic dinosaurs, comb […]

Birmingham Zoo’s International Festival Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Movement with Free Admission to visitors 50 years or older
July 12, 2013

The Birmingham Zoo is hosting an International Festival July 20th from 10am to 2pm that will highlight the progression of the Zoo from the Civil Rights Movement to present day. This event will encompass historical moments at the Zoo and all over the world, including Japan, India and South Africa. Guests 50 years old and […]

Military Free Days at the Birmingham Zoo to Celebrate Independence Day
July 3, 2013

The Birmingham Zoo invites families and friends to come out during the Fourth of July to visit the animals and take part in the Zoo’s many activities. In honor of our nation’s birthday, all active and retired military and their dependents get free admission to the Zoo on July 4 th, 5th, 6th and 7 […]

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 […]

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