Your Birmingham Zoo is transforming the predator building into the Asian Passage experience with the art, music, landscapes and animals of Asian. Once completed, the Sumatran orangutans, Komodo dragon and red panda will enjoy new homes. You can be a part of this multi-sensory journey with your gift.
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Within the Alabama Wilds area of the Zoo the next habitat planned for construction is an impressive new side-by-side bobcat and cougar habitat. With the upcoming transformation of the predator building into the Asian Passage your Zoo’s bobcat will be moved to a new home. An adjacent habitat will become the home for a new cougar. Funding is needed for capital projects and improvements like these. Please consider making a gift toward the Zoo’s capital projects, which will allow your Zoo to grow.
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The Birmingham Zoo partakes in conservation globally, nationally and locally through its Passion into Conservation Action (PiCA) program, Species Survival Plan (SSP)®, and protecting endangered animals. The PiCA program encourages Birmingham Zoo employees to continue their education through research and study opportunities around the world. The Zoo participates in the SSP which maintains a healthy and genetically diverse animal population within the zoo community. By taking part in this, the Zoo increases the population of endangered animals through carefully controlled breeding programs. The Zoo also preserves endangered species by allowing the public to learn more about them and the actions required to save them. Your support of conservation allows the Zoo to continue its conservation research and encourage growth of endangered animal populations.
Spire ZooSchool is an interdisciplinary experience in which Birmingham City School seventh graders use the Zoo as an outdoor classroom. Students learn about species survival (science), world-wide cultures as they relate to the animals (social studies) and using technology to learn about the scientific and engineering research involved in sustaining species populations (science, technology, engineering, math and English language).
Even Zoo animals may need to see the doctor! The Birmingham Zoo’s animals are under constant veterinary care to help prevent disease and injury or to diagnose and heal. Annually, there are numbers births and hatchings at the Birmingham Zoo. Throughout this time for both the mother and her offspring, the Animal Departments and Animal Health Center must provide exceptional care to ensure survival. Donations to Animal Care will allow the Zoo to stay up-to-date on medical research, purchase new equipment and provide general care supplies.
With your generous gift, YOU will “Inspire Passion to Conserve the Natural World.” Donate to the General Support fund and the Zoo will use the gift where it is needed most. Your gift will fund general Zoo maintenance and animal care through specialized care and research.
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