With your generous gift, YOU will “Inspire Passion for the Natural World” through emphazing Conservation, Education, Scientific Study, & Recreation in all aspects of the Zoo.
Gifts of all sizes are important and make a difference! Please select one of the many fundraising efforts below to make a donation to what matters most to you.
The Zoo is expanding. An $18 million capital campaign will create new habitats for endangered Asian species such as the Malayan tiger, red panda, Komodo dragon and Sumatran orangutan. You financial commitment is needed to help the Birmingham Zoo continue to improve for the future. For more information, click here.
Help the Birmingham Zoo’s golden eagles soar to new heights as they make the move to a new home on the Alabama Wilds Trail. Alabama is one of the most biologically and geographically diverse states and shares this beautiful species with nearly every other continent in the world. Aid the Zoo in its mission to educate thousands of visitors about preserving the natural wonders of Alabama. Proceeds benefit the new Golden Eagle Exhibit. Make your gift today and help them fly.
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.
Kiwanis 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).
The Birmingham Zoo is proud to partake in many research projects and studies to advance its knowledge of different species and their habitats. Your gift to the Scientific Study and Research fund will allow the Zoo to continue learning more about its animals so that natural habitats can be preserved, increase populations of those that are endangered and maintain a high level of socialization in the Zoo’s animals to keep them both safe and engaged.
The Zoo is currently studying African Bull Elephant Behavior.
The Birmingham Zoo hosts many events that support daily operations, conservation programs for the Zoo’s living collection and educational programs. Examples of these events include Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo, ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo and Farm Day. With your attendance, you will enable the Zoo to support these programs for years to come.
Maintaining and improving exhibits is a vital part of life at the Birmingham Zoo. The Zoo must constantly ensure that its exhibits meet the latest standards for safety and animal enrichment while allowing for outstanding animal encounters for all guests. Donating to the Exhibits fund will make sure that the Zoo is always on the cutting edge while providing habitats for the Zoo’s collection.
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 for 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.