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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 […]

Enjoy Boo at the Zoo Presented by Wells Fargo
October 4, 2016

Birmingham Zoo guests are invited to wear their favorite family-friendly costumes and watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions, themed rides and games for 16 nights at Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo. New this year, visitors can buy one ticket that will cover admission and unlimited rides all […]

Birmingham Zoo Announces New Junior Board Officers and Members
October 4, 2016

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to introduce new members and welcome returning members to the Junior Board for the Zoo. The Junior Board is composed of 25 professionals in the Birmingham area who share the Zoo’s belief in “Inspiring Passion for the Natural World.” The Junior Board welcomes six new members this year, Louis Anderson, […]

AZA Grants Accreditation to the Birmingham Zoo
September 9, 2016

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced yesterday that the Birmingham Zoo was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. To be accredited, the Birmingham Zoo underwent a thorough investigation to ensure it has and will continue to meet the ever-rising standards, which include animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education and safety. AZA requires […]

Spend Labor Day Weekend at the Zoo and Enjoy International Vulture Awareness Day
August 31, 2016

Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5, the entire community is invited to enjoy the many activities available at the Birmingham Zoo for Labor Day Weekend. On Saturday, September 3, guests are invited to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day as they learn about vulture conservation and the important role vultures play in our ecosystem. Enjoy […]

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