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Bird Lovers of All Ages Invited to Two Special Events at the Birmingham Zoo
February 15, 2017

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, the Birmingham Zoo and the Birmingham Audubon Society team up for two events sure to excite any bird enthusiast – The Tom Imhof Memorial Audubon Bird Walk and the Great Backyard Bird Count. The Tom Imhof Memorial Audubon Bird Walk is a free informational guided birding trip from 8am-10am through […]

Valentine’s Day Enrichment for Animals at Birmingham Zoo
February 13, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo will be celebrating Cupid’s holiday the wild way with special Valentine enrichment for the animals on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. From heart-shaped piñatas, ice pops and more, this is sure to be an event that guests of all ages will love. These romantic treats are part of the Zoo’s animal care program […]

Woo at the Zoo this Valentine’s Day at the Birmingham Zoo
February 8, 2017

On February 14, 2017, the Birmingham Zoo invites guests ages 21 and up to its fourth annual Valentine’s Day event, “Woo at the Zoo,” from 6-9pm. This event will focus on “love” in the animal kingdom. New this year, Woo at the Zoo will be held in the Birmingham Zoo’s Predator Building. Guests are invited […]

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 […]

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