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Enjoy Spring Break at the Birmingham Zoo
March 20, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo invites the entire community to take part in special activities planned for Spring Break 2018 from March 24 – April 1. Guests are invited to soak up the sun and pay a visit to their favorite Zoo animals this Spring Break at the Birmingham Zoo. New this spring break, visitors are invited […]

Birmingham Zoo Mourns Loss of Kumar the Tiger
March 9, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo is mourning the passing of 18 year old Kumar, the male Malayan tiger at the Birmingham Zoo. Kumar has battled numerous health issues over the past two years including cancer and kidney failure. Unfortunately Kumar’s health and quality of life declined rapidly and he was humanely euthanized on Friday, March 9, 2018. […]

Birmingham Zoo Reinvents Food Service with New Partnership
March 7, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to announce that Service Systems Associates (SSA) will now be the exclusive culinary provider at the Zoo. SSA is a national leader in culinary and retail management for cultural attractions, based in Denver, Colorado.  The transition to a new food service provider will be seamless as SSA has provided the […]

Birmingham Zoo Providing Care to Malayan Tiger Diagnosed with Kidney Insufficiency
March 1, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo’s resident 18 year old Malayan tiger, Kumar, has been diagnosed with kidney insufficiency. Due to the diligent husbandry training with Kumar by the Zoo’s dedicated Animal Care Professionals, he voluntarily participates in his own medical care, allowing the Veterinary team to get routine blood and urine samples during training sessions. Those samples […]

Bird Lovers of All Ages Invited to Birmingham Zoo this Saturday
February 15, 2018

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, the Birmingham Zoo and the Birmingham Audubon Society are teaming up for a day sure to excite any bird enthusiast. The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual event that unites birdwatchers from across the globe as they track bird species found in their own backyards, parks and local spaces. […]

Woo at the Zoo this Valentine’s Day at the Birmingham Zoo
February 7, 2018

On February 14, 2018, the Birmingham Zoo invites guests ages 21 and up to its fifth annual Valentine’s Day event, “Woo at the Zoo” sponsored by DC Scientific Pest Control from 6-9pm. This event will focus on “love” in the animal kingdom. New this year, Woo at the Zoo will feature a wine tasting by […]

Birmingham Zoo Groundhog Day Prediction
January 30, 2018

  Who: Celebrity groundhog and meteorologist extraordinaire, Birmingham Bill What: Groundhog Day Celebration— Media Photo Opportunity at 9:50am All Alabamians want to know: will Birmingham Bill see his shadow or not? On Friday, February 2, 2018, the Birmingham Zoo will host its annual Groundhog Day prediction to reveal if Alabama will have six more weeks […]

Birmingham Zoo Receives 2017 Certificate of Excellence
January 10, 2018

The Birmingham Zoo has been recognized with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor gives a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers. “We are excited to have received a Certificate of Excellence for 2017. This award is based off of feedback from the public, and […]

Help the Community and Enjoy Half-Price Admission to the Birmingham Zoo on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 9, 2018

On Monday, January 15, the Birmingham Zoo invites the community to give back to those in need in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. By donating any non-perishable or canned food item in support of the Zoo’s Community Food Bank of Central Alabama Food Drive, visitors will receive half-price admission and can enjoy the […]

ZooLight Safari Presented by Wells Fargo Back this Friday!
December 14, 2017

ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo, the Birmingham Zoo’s annual holiday event, is back this weekend, December 15-23 from 5-9pm and will continue throughout the month on December 26-31 from 5-9pm. The Presenting Sponsor of this event is Wells Fargo. New this year, guests can enjoy nightly performances at 7pm by the Singing Santa (nightly […]

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