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Beloved Birmingham Zoo Tiger Diagnosed with Cancer
March 30, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo’s beloved Malayan tiger, Kumar, has been diagnosed with cancer and is set to undergo a procedure in April to further evaluate the extent of the cancer. In the routine daily physical assessment of Kumar, the Zoo’s Animal Care Professionals noticed a raised area near Kumar’s right hip. Using trained husbandry behaviors, the […]

Spend Spring Break at the Birmingham Zoo
March 23, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo invites the entire community to take part in special activities planned for Spring Break 2017 from March 25 – April 2. 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, Khan, the jaguar […]

Birmingham Zoo Wins Best Area Attraction Award
March 9, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo would like to thank the community for voting the Zoo the Best Area Attraction in the 2017 Best of Birmingham Family and Kids awards. Over 4,000 people voted and helped the Zoo secure this award. In addition, the Birmingham Zoo was named a finalist in the categories of Best Day Camp, Best […]

Freestyle Your Spring Break at a Birmingham Zoo Camp
March 1, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo will be offering Spring Break Camp this March 27-31, 2017 for campers in 4K-5th grade. New this year – campers will have the opportunity to “Freestyle” their Spring Break. Campers will have the freedom to choose their activities throughout the day. Options include Zoo hikes, games, train, carousel and slide rides, watch […]

Teen Volunteers Needed for Summer Season at Birmingham Zoo
February 21, 2017

The Birmingham Zoo is looking for motivated teenagers to volunteer with the Camp Crew Teen Volunteer Program this summer. The Camp Crew Program is a summer program for teenagers ages 13-17 who are interested in volunteering at the Birmingham Zoo. Teens in this program will have the opportunity to work with teachers and campers during […]

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 […]

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