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ZooRendezvous is a signature virtual event presented by IBERIABANK and hosted by the Birmingham Zoo


Celebrating the Zoo’s 65th Anniversary and Raising $400,000 for our Emergency Animal Fund



The Birmingham Zoo’s annual ZooGala is a long standing event held at the Zoo since 2001. Speed up to 2020, and watch this event take on a whole new meaning!  Now called ZooRendezvous with a luau theme and presented by IBERIABANK. This highly-anticipated event will be virtual for everyone to watch in the comfort of your own home. Host friends and have your own watch party! Regardless, of where you are, we don’t want you to miss this spectacular 1-hour event on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 7:00pm. Our virtual event will host a pre-show at 6:45pm to get you ready for a fantastic night with your Zoo!

ZooRendezvous is free to watch on the Zoo’s YouTube channel (@bhamzoo), but it would not be a fundraiser if we didn’t ask for your support. Our Rendezvous Chairs, Bronwyne Chapman, Ann Blair Gribbin, and Candice McKinney have worked very hard on our silent auction and securing delectable meals, wine and swag that you can pre-order that will be delivered right to you on September 10! — this way you can join our party and support your Zoo!

It is no secret that your Zoo needs your support.  It is projected that the Birmingham Zoo will have a $2.7 million operating loss at year-end.  It costs the Birmingham Zoo $30,000 a day to operate and this includes $1,000 to feed our 550+ animals.  We hope we can count on you to help us raise and reach our $400,000 goal. Bid high and bid frequently, or just give to help us continue to Inspire Passion to Conserve the Natural World.



Your donation to our Emergency Animal Fund helps provide food, welfare and excellent care to our animal family. Your support is more critical now than ever. Gifts of all sizes are important and make a tremendous difference. Thank you for caring and supporting your Birmingham Zoo!




Virtually on the Zoo’s YouTube channel