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Birmingham Zoo Breaks Attendance Record Sixth-Year in a Row
January 3, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo has surpassed its all-time annual attendance record as of December 31, 2016, attracting 644,667 visitors.  This marks the sixth year the Zoo has seen record-breaking attendance – last year’s record 576,974 visitors broke the previous year’s record when 574,581 guests passed through the gates.  This also marks the first time in the […]

Enjoy a Special Holiday with the Animals at the Birmingham Zoo
December 15, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo would like to invite the community to enjoy a special Holiday with the Animals at the Zoo. On Saturday, December 17, the animals throughout the Zoo will receive special holiday enrichments. Guests are invited to enjoy seeing the animals interact with presents, treats and more – this is one holiday party you […]

Birmingham Zoo Welcomes 600,000th Guest of 2016
December 12, 2016

Today, Thursday, December 8 at approximately 9:30am the Birmingham Zoo welcomed its 600,000th visitor of 2016, Julie Bensinger. This sets a record achievement as it passes the highest ever attendance seen at the Zoo in its 61 year history. In 2015, the Zoo set records with over 574,000 guests in attendance. “The record growth of […]

ZooLight Safari Presented by Wells Fargo Begins this Friday
December 6, 2016

ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo, the Birmingham Zoo’s annual holiday event, will begin this weekend, December 9-11 from 5-9pm and will continue throughout the month on December 16-23 and 26-31 from 5-9pm. The Presenting Sponsor of this event is Wells Fargo. New this year, guests can take advantage of an all-inclusive ticket that includes […]

Giving ZooDay
November 29, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo is inviting the community to give back on Tuesday, November 29 as part of Giving ZooDay in collaboration with Giving Tuesday. Giving ZooDay is a chance to demonstrate support for zoos working to preserve wildlife for generations to come.  As part of Giving ZooDay, each individual who gives a gift of $100 […]

Travel to Zimbabwe and Botswana with the Birmingham Zoo
November 18, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo is sponsoring a trip of a lifetime with an extraordinary expedition to Zimbabwe and Botswana, from April 20 through May 4, 2017. Participants will discover the magnificent landscapes and unique wildlife of Zimbabwe and Botswana in Africa. On this safari, hosted by the Birmingham Zoo and escorted by Senior Vice President Chris […]

Birmingham Zoo Supports Community with United Way Food Drive Half-Price Admission Given for Donation
November 15, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo invites the community to give back to those in need this holiday season. On Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, Zoo visitors can enjoy half-price admission by bringing any canned or non-perishable food item. On this particular weekend, guests who donate a food item to the United Way Food Bank will […]

Veterans Day Weekend at the Zoo
November 7, 2016

In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans, active and retired military and their dependents will receive free admission to the Birmingham Zoo on Friday, November 11, Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. To be eligible for free admission, guests must show proof of military service by presenting a valid military identification card, dependent identification […]

Birmingham Zoo Achieves Record Breaking October
November 1, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to announce a record breaking October. Throughout the month, the Zoo hosted its annual Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo, to which the success is attributed. For the month of October 2016, the Zoo brought in 82,533 guests. This is a 15% increase over October 2015 […]

Smashing Pumpkins at the Birmingham Zoo
October 11, 2016

Birmingham Zoo animals will have a smashing good time on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, when they receive pumpkins to eat, play with, roll around in, tear apart and smash. Beginning at 10am, Zoo staff will provide the animals with seasonal munchies including pumpkins weighing more than 60 pounds. This activity serves as enrichment for the […]

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