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Birmingham Zoo Male Orangutan to Have Cardiac Monitor Implant Placed
November 8, 2017

Oliver, the male orangutan at the Birmingham Zoo, will have a medical evaluation performed this week to further assess a heart arrhythmia and to place a remote cardiac device under his skin. Oliver was diagnosed with heart disease in the fall of 2015, and measures were taken to help with the progressive disease including monitoring […]

Veterans Day Weekend at the Zoo
November 7, 2017

In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans, active and retired military and their dependents will receive free admission to the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12. To be eligible for free admission, guests must show proof of military service by presenting a valid military identification card, dependent identification card or driver’s […]

Birmingham Zoo Awarded EPA Environmental Education Grant
October 26, 2017

EPA awarded the Birmingham Zoo $91,000 in Environmental Education Grant funds by the US Environmental Protection Agency to support their work in promoting environmental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (E-STEM) education in the Birmingham, Alabama community. The grant given to the Birmingham Zoo is one of 36 grants awarded nationally under the 2017 Environmental Education […]

You’re Invited to Boo at the Zoo This Weekend!
October 25, 2017

Birmingham Zoo guests are invited to wear their favorite family-friendly costumes and watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions, themed rides and games for the final six nights of Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo. New this year, guests can enjoy the all-new Red Mountain Theatre Company Haunted Hayride […]

Boo at the Zoo Opening This Weekend!
October 12, 2017

Birmingham Zoo guests are invited to wear their favorite family-friendly costumes and watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions, themed rides and games for 13 nights of Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo. New this year, guests can enjoy the all-new Red Mountain Theatre Company Haunted Hayride & Tour* […]

Second Annual Pumpkin Stomp at the Birmingham Zoo!
October 10, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is excited to kick-off the first weekend of Boo at the Zoo with a special pumpkin stomp on Wednesday, October 11 at 10am. The Zoo’s elephants will have a smashing good time receiving a giant pumpkin provided by Sprouts Farmers Market to eat, play with, tear apart and stomp. Beginning at 10am […]

Birmingham Zoo Welcomes New Vice President of Living Collections
October 5, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephanie Braccini Slade, PhD has joined the Birmingham Zoo team as the Vice President of Living Collections. This position is responsible for overseeing habitat design, animal health and welfare, conservation, horticulture and general operations. Dr. Slade comes to the Zoo with over 15 years of experience […]

Birmingham Zoo Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors
October 4, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to announce new members and welcome back former members to the Board of Directors for the Zoo. The Board is composed of eighteen professionals in the Birmingham area, who share the Zoo’s belief in “Inspiring Passion for the Natural World.” The Board welcomes three new members this year, Philippe W. […]

Birmingham Zoo ROCKS this Saturday
October 3, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is excited to invite the community to “Birmingham Zoo ROCKS”, an all-new event this Saturday. On October 7 from 9am to 5pm, the Zoo will be offering free admission to children who bring their own decorated rock to the Zoo. The premise is simple: gather a few supplies (flat, paintable rocks, acrylic […]

Preschool at the Zoo – Exciting Educational Opportunities for Little Ones
October 2, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is offering preschool at the Zoo classes to help prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. Preschool at the Zoo will help spark children’s curiosity and develop an appreciation for the natural world in a safe, fun and age-appropriate way. The Zoo has Stroller Safari for ages 0-23 months. Stroller Safari Classes are […]

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