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Birmingham Botanical Gardens Partners to Inspect Birmingham Zoo Trees
July 27, 2017

Through its longstanding partnership with Birmingham Botanical Gardens, several oak trees on the Birmingham Zoo’s 122-acre property were diagnosed with Hypoxylon canker, a fungus that typically invades red oak trees, including water oak and Southern red oaks, but can occur in any oak. Unfortunately, this fungus typically kills the tree when it is on the […]

Birmingham Zoo Partnering with KultureCity to Host Dr. Temple Grandin
July 26, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo and partner organization KultureCity have joined together to host Dr. Temple Grandin and Mr. Grant Maniér for a discussion and book signing in the Safari Peak at the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, July 29. Zoo Members and guests with pre-purchased general admission may enter the Zoo at 8:30am, the discussion begins at […]

All-New Pirate Movie Night this Saturday at the Birmingham Zoo
July 12, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo would like to invite the community to join us this Saturday, July 15 from 6pm-9:30pm for Pirate Movie Night presented by Valkpak of Central Alabama. This all-new event at the Birmingham Zoo includes a night full of pirates at the Zoo’s new Pirate Train Ride, meet and greets with costumed characters, music […]

There’s a New Giant at the Birmingham Zoo! Carlito, the Giant Anteater
July 5, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is excited to announce the newest addition to the Zoo family, Carlito, a giant anteater. Carlito is two years old, weighs 165 pounds and came to the Birmingham Zoo from the Santa Barbara Zoo in California as part of the Species Survival Plan Program. Giant anteaters are insectivores, meaning they eat bugs. […]

Celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo
June 28, 2017

In honor of our nation’s birthday, all veterans, active and retired military and their dependents will receive free admission to the Birmingham Zoo on July 1, 2, 3 and 4 with valid military identification. The Birmingham Zoo invites the community to come out for Fourth of July weekend to enjoy the limited time Avian Adventure […]

Birmingham Zoo Receives Highest Charity Navigator Rating for Fifth Consecutive Year
June 27, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to announce that it has received the highest rating of 4-stars from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator for the fifth consecutive year. This award is given for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. With an overall score of 94.4 out of 100, the Birmingham Zoo […]

The Birmingham Zoo to Host 3rd Annual Zoo, Brews and Full Moon BBQ Event
June 13, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo invites the community to the third annual Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que event at the Zoo on Saturday, June 17 from 5:30-8:30pm. This family-friendly event includes a delicious dinner from Alabama’s ‘Best Little Pork House’ Full Moon Bar-B-Que, enjoy live music by Park Band, watch an Avian Adventure Free Flight Bird […]

Birmingham Zoo Hopes to Breed Rhinos through Artificial Insemination
June 7, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is hopeful that through the process of artificial insemination, a new Southern White Rhinoceros could join the Zoo family. The Zoo has been home to Laptop and Ajabu, a mother and daughter pair since November 2008 when they moved to the Birmingham Zoo from the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Texas. Max, […]

All-New Parrots and Pirates Event This Saturday at the Zoo
June 1, 2017

This Saturday, June 3 the Birmingham Zoo will be holding an all-new event, Parrots and Pirates. The community is invited to join the celebration behind the Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Stage from 10am-2pm. Children are encouraged to dress up in their favorite pirate, or parrot, costume for the exciting day when the Zoo’s pirates come […]

Twelfth Annual Zoo Run at the Birmingham Zoo
May 16, 2017

The community is invited to register today and run wild through the Zoo this Saturday, May 20, to benefit the Marine Mammal Center. The twelfth 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 Trails of […]

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