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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, […]

Birmingham Zoo’s Groundhog, Birmingham Bill, Set to Make His Prediction on February 2nd
February 1, 2013

Will there be six more weeks of winter, or will we have an early spring? The entire community is invited to come watch the Zoo’s very own meteorologist answer that question. If Birmingham Bill does not see his shadow, that means an early spring! If he does see his shadow, that means Alabamians must endure […]

Birmingham Zoo Announces New Board of Directors and Officers
January 28, 2013

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to announce the new Board of Directors and Board Officers for 2013. The Board is composed of nineteen professionals in the Birmingham area who share the Zoo’s belief in “Inspiring Passion for the Natural World.” The Board Officers are Jesse Vogtle, Jr., Chairman, Wally Nall, III, Vice Chairman, Jerry Kimbrough, […]

Birmingham Zoo Draws Record-Breaking Crowd Reaching Over 1/2 Million Visitors
January 24, 2013

540,816 visitors made their way to the Birmingham Zoo in 2012, setting an all-time attendance record since becoming a private, 501(c)3 organization in 1999. This is an eight percent increase compared to 2011. The Zoo also set a new record of 43,389 visitors for its annual holiday event, Wells Fargo ZooLight Safari, creating a 42.6 […]

Give Back to the Community on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Enjoy 1/2 Price Admission to the Zoo
January 17, 2013

The Birmingham Zoo invites the community to give back to those in need on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All visitors can enjoy ½ price admission Monday, January 21st by donating a non-perishable food item to the Zoo in support of the United Way Canned Food Drive. This particular day, guests who donate a […]

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