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Birmingham Zoo Welcomes New Corporate Relations Director
May 31, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to announce that Leigh Laser Collins has joined the Birmingham Zoo team as the Corporate Relations Director. This newly-created role will ensure that all-important organizational partners remain enlightened, engaged and enthusiastically supportive of all that the Birmingham Zoo brings to our community. Collins comes to the Zoo with over 30 […]

Birmingham Zoo Offers Free Admission to Military in Honor of Memorial Day Weekend
May 23, 2018

In honor of Memorial Day, all veterans, active and retired military and their dependents will receive free admission to the Zoo on Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 with proof of valid military identification. Guests can enjoy seasonal favorites including the Wildlife Show, Sea Lion show, and cool off in the Children’s Zoo splash […]

Birmingham Zoo Elephant, Ajani, Moving to Sedgwick County Zoo
May 3, 2018

Ajani, one of the Birmingham Zoo’s African elephants, will be moving to Sedgwick County Zoo. The Birmingham Zoo joins the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and other zoos around the world in maintaining Species Survival Plan ® Programs, cooperative breeding and conservation initiatives. This move allows Ajani to join a herd of one male […]

Eighth Annual Tails in the Trails Raises Funds for New Zoo Flamingo Habitat
May 2, 2018

On Friday, April 27, the Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board hosted its eighth annual Tails in the Trails event presented by BB&T Wealth, Concepts & Associates, Inc., McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., and Progress Bank. Beginning at 6:30pm, over 450 attendees were greeted by an Eurasian eagle owl, an Eastern screech owl, a Virginia opossum, a […]

Thirteenth Annual Zoo Run at the Birmingham Zoo
May 2, 2018

The community is invited to register today and run wild through the Zoo this Saturday, May 5, 2018. The thirteenth annual Zoo Run 5k, organized each year by the Birmingham Chapter of the Association of Zoo Keepers, begins at 7:30am in the Zoo parking lot and finishes in the new Henley Park. Kids races begin […]

Eighth Annual Tails in the Trails at the Birmingham Zoo
April 26, 2018

On Friday, April 27, from 6:30-10:30pm, the Birmingham Zoo’s Junior Board will host its eighth annual fundraising event, Tails in the Trails, by sponsors BB&T Wealth, Concepts & Associates, Inc., McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., and Progress Bank. Attendees will enjoy live music by Nationwide Coverage, food by a variety of local staples, animal encounters, […]

Artist Creates Large Drawings of the World’s Endangered Animals
April 25, 2018

Artist Russ Ronat aims to create a large drawing of every animal on the endangered species list. With the recent news of the sad death of the last male white rhinoceros, we are reminded of the pressing need to protect wild animal habitats. This art project titled “Project Holocene” is a series of large, expressive […]

Dr. William R. Foster to Retire as Birmingham Zoo CEO
April 10, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo announced today that Dr. William Foster, D.V.M., president and chief executive officer of the Birmingham Zoo, will retire as CEO effective June 30, 2018. Foster will remain president and CEO of the Birmingham Zoo until June 30, at which time he will retire from the Zoo. After a nationwide search, the Birmingham […]

Eggstravaganza at the Birmingham Zoo!
March 29, 2018

It is time to celebrate Easter at “Eggstravaganza” at the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, March 31 from 10am-12:30pm. More than 10,000 eggs will be hidden in the Zoo’s new green space, Henley Park, for one of the biggest Easter egg hunts in the area. There will be four different hunts offered, as well as a […]

Birmingham Zoo Artificially Inseminates Pallas’s Cat
March 28, 2018

Mischa, a young Pallas’s cat, recently joined the Birmingham Zoo family and can be seen in her new habitat in the Zoo’s Predator Building. The Birmingham Zoo is hopeful that through the process of artificially inseminating Mischa, a new Pallas’s cat could join the Zoo family in the future. Mischa was artificially inseminated last week […]

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