Get wildly connected with the Birmingham Zoo! With new Behind-the-Scenes Encounters, you can kiss a sea lion, feed a komodo dragon and brush a rhino all while learning from the Zoo’s expert animal care professionals. Encounters include a tour of behind-the-scenes animal areas, time to ask the experts any questions you have, and more. These experiences can only be had at the Birmingham Zoo and will build memories that last a lifetime!
Get up close and personal with one of our American Black Bears, Bety and Sassy. Go behind the scenes of the Black Bear Den to watch a training session and meet the Animal Care Professionals that care for our bears.
Discover how large a white rhinoceros really is as you stand face to face with Laptop, Ajabu, or Max. Go behind the scenes in the pachyderm building to hear from an Animal Care Professional about the work that goes into caring for our resident rhinos.
Begin your Encounter at the Animal Nutrition Center to see where our animal diets are stored, prepped and sent out each day. Go behind the scenes in the Reptile Building and learn from an Animal Care Professional about how the Zoo cares for our resident animals. Discover how powerful a Komodo dragon really is as you help in a training or feeding for the Birmingham Zoo’s Komodo dragon, Mat.
Click here to register for a Behind-the-Scenes Encounter at the Birmingham Zoo!