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Birmingham Zoo Groundhog Will Make Groundhog Day Prediction on February 2nd
January 31, 2017

Who: Celebrity groundhog and meteorologist extraordinaire, Birmingham Bill What: Groundhog Day Celebration All Alabamians want to know: will Birmingham Bill see his shadow or not? On Thursday, February 2, 2017, the Birmingham Zoo will host its annual Groundhog Day prediction to reveal if Alabama will have six more weeks of winter. Visitors will have the […]

Get Involved! Adult Volunteer Orientation to be held at Birmingham Zoo
January 25, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is actively seeking Adult Volunteers as a fun and exciting way for the community to get involved. Volunteers play a vital role in Zoo operations. At the Zoo, volunteers serve at the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter, Schaeffer Eye Center Lorikeet Aviary, and in many other necessary roles. Individuals who are interested in applying […]

Help the Community and Enjoy Half-Price Admission to the Birmingham Zoo on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 11, 2017

On Monday, January 16, 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 United Way Canned Food Drive, visitors will receive half-price admission and can enjoy the Zoo for only […]

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 […]

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