The Zoo’s Asian Passage and Arrival Experience capital campaign has completed Phase 1 and Phase 2 will open soon. Phase 1, Henley Park, opened in 2017. Phase 2 is a beautiful and welcoming new entrance, featuring a large gift shop, membership office, the Hugh Kaul Plaza, the Altec/Styslinger Learning Center, first aid station, modern restrooms, administrative offices and event rental spaces. Phase 3, which will include the renovation of the existing Predator building, is being designed to highlight the following Asian species: Malayan tiger, Komodo dragon, Sumatran orangutans, red pandas, Pallas’s cats, fishing cats, as well as other Asian species. Phase 3 is projected to open 2021-2022.
Other future capital projects include the renovation of the flamingo habitat, including an interactive guest experience. Within the Alabama Wilds area of the Zoo will be the new golden eagle habitat, a thrilling new ropes course allowing guests to view the area from the tree canopy above, and an impressive new bobcat and cougar habitat.
Funding is needed for capital projects and improvements like these. Please consider making a gift toward the Zoo’s capital projects. Thank you for inspiring passion to conserve the natural world. For more information, click here.
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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