the Birmingham Zoo to Celebrate 60 Years and Still Swinging!
Enjoy Fun Days at the Birmingham Zoo August
1 & 2 August
8 & 9
Visit the Zoo during Zoo Fun Days to
take advantage of $5 admission to help celebrate the
Birmingham Zoo’s 60th Anniversary year! Guests will have the
opportunity to get up-close with the elephants at the Boma
Encounter, experience Predator Zone, enjoy a Red Diamond Sea Lion
Splash Show and be surrounded by beautiful butterflies in Granny’s
Butterfly Garden. Come learn how the Zoo uses enrichment activities
to help keep the animals mentally and physically fit. Guests can
also see live animal demonstrations, feedings, chat with the
keepers and more!
Visit the Zoo and Enjoy a Roger Day Concert! Saturday,
August 1 10:30am
Roger Day is coming to the
Birmingham Zoo! Visit the Zoo and enjoy two animal-themed shows on
Saturday, August 1 by Birmingham’s favorite musician for kids.
Shows will take place beginning at 10:30am and at 12:30pm at the
Zoo’s Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Stage. This is a fun and
educational event you won’t want to miss! For more information on
Roger Day, please click here. This event is FREE for
members and included with the purchase of a Zoo admission ticket
Spend World Lizard Day at the Birmingham Zoo! Friday, August
14 9am - 12pm
Visit the Birmingham Zoo on Friday,
August 14 for World Lizard Day! Enjoy a special meet and greet with
zoo keepers and animals in the Reptile Building from 9am-12pm.
Don’t miss this exciting and educational event at the Birmingham
Support the Zoo with Bowling for Rhinos! Thursday,
August 20 Brunswick
Riverview Lanes 7pm - 9pm
All rhinos are under threat and all
but one species is on the verge of extinction. Without drastic
action, some rhinos could be extinct in the wild within the next 10
to 20 years. Show your support for rhino conservation by joining
the Zoo for Bowling for Rhinos at Brunswick Riverview Lanes.
A $20 registration fee includes 2 hours of bowling, free rhino
t-shirt, shoes, access to raffle prizes and food (first come, first
serve). Personal sponsors are encouraged. The top fundraiser’s name
will be entered to win a trip to Africa!
100% of proceeds will go towards rhino conservation through the
International Rhino Foundation. To learn more about the event,
please click here.
Save the Date for ZooGala 2015 September 18
Coffee Joins Forces with the Birmingham Zoo to Bring You Great
Coffee and a Free Zoo Visit
The Birmingham Zoo has partnered
with Red Diamond again for an exciting limited-time offer! Purchase
the specially marked 34.5 oz. can of Red Diamond ground coffee with
the attached Zoo offer to receive your redeemable Zoo ticket code.
Use your code to receive one FREE adult and two FREE child
admission tickets to the Zoo! This is a huge savings of $35! Great
coffee and tickets Alabama's Must-See Attraction is an offer that
must be shared with everyone. Enjoy!
at the Zoo
Do you love working with animals and
have a passion for serving others? Sign-up to volunteer at the
Birmingham Zoo! The Zoo is seeking adult and teen
volunteers. Zoo volunteers come from a wide-range of
backgrounds and bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills
to the Zoo operations. If you have just a few hours to spare each month,
or you're looking for a new avenue in life, there's a home for you
at the Birmingham Zoo. To apply or for more information, click here!
Save the Date for Zoo Member Night at Regions
Field July 29
Attention Zoo Members: TOMORROW,
Wednesday, July 29, you're invited to enjoy FREE admission to watch
the Birmingham Barons play at Regions Field! Just bring your valid
Member I.D. card and cheer on the hometown team during Zoo Member
Nights at the Barons. This is another benefit of being a Birmingham
Visit the Zoo and Enjoy Story Time with
August 23 2:30-3pm
The Birmingham Zoo invites you and
your family to enjoy story time hosted by Books-A-Million! This
event is free with admission. Guests will enjoy hearing an
animal-themed story and creating a themed craft. Story time at the
Zoo is a fun, educational experience you won’t want to miss!
Save the date for upcoming Story Time with Books-A-Million events
on September 27!
Here at the Birmingham Zoo we think,
sleep, and breathe animals, and are excited to be celebrating our
60th Anniversary Year. The Birmingham Zoo 60th Anniversary
Photo Competition welcomes photographers of all ages who share our
passion, and can capture that special something that transports us
into the amazing natural world. We are looking for more than a
pretty picture. We want images that take your breath away – just
like real animals do – and challenge people’s perceptions of
wildlife and our relationship with it.
You may submit any photographs taken any time between January 1,
2015 and October 1, 2015 at the Birmingham Zoo.
Animals from Extinction at the Birmingham Zoo
On the 10th Anniversary of
Endangered Species Day, the Birmingham Zoo highlighted the
growing national importance of working on saving endangered species
from extinction. Visitors experienced special keeper chats relating
to how they can help with saving animals from extinction (SAFE).
The spotlighted animals at the Birmingham Zoo range from vulnerable
to critically endangered and are part of a larger, national effort
organized by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), of
which the Birmingham Zoo is a member. Guests were able to learn
about the threats that the Southern white rhino, Sumatran
orangutans, Malayan tiger, Egyptian tortoise, gopher tortoise and
cassowary are facing in the wild. These animals are in danger of
going extinct and never being seen again. Guests also had the
opportunity to speak with educators at several different animal
As part of AZA SAFE, we encourage you to find out what YOU can do
to help prevent these, and many other animals from the threat of
extinction. For more information on SAFE, please visit www.aza.org.
the SAFE logo will be featured on over 17 million multipack
packages and 500,000 in-store displays, and distributed at major
retailers across the country. By visiting a special microsite
featured on each bag, consumers will be able to download a coupon
for a free child admission with a paid adult admission to
participating AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos. For each purchase,
Frito-Lay will make a contribution to support SAFE. The Frito-Lay
promotion is currently on shelves in Walmart locations across the
the TailsUp! App Today!
As a part of the Birmingham Zoo’s
conservation efforts, we have shared the American Association of
Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) TailsUp! app, available for all Android
and Apple devices. This app provides fun and interactive games
where children and adults can learn about wild animals, including
where to see them and how to help them. By playing TailsUp! and
learning about these animals, you can take the first step in
helping save animals from extinction.
AZA is a leader in saving species and is your connection to helping
animals all over the world. Together, zoos, aquariums, and their
visitors are saving the most vulnerable wildlife species from
extinction and protecting them for future generations. Please click
the appropriate links below to download the TailsUp! app today.*
*App provided courtesy of the American Association of Zoos
Our New Black Bear Trail By Donating Today
Birmingham Zoo needs your help to support the new North
American black bear exhibit, the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear
Trail, coming soon. Please click here
Adopt-An-Animal from the Birmingham Zoo!
Adopt-An-Animal sponsorship program is a great way to make a
difference at the Zoo. As a Zoo Parent, your support and
contribution can help enrich the lives of the animals at the
For a list
of animals included in the Adopt-An-Animal program, or
to Adopt-An-Animal today, click here.
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Mission: Inspiring Passion for the Natural World...
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Birmingham Zoo, Inc. | 2630 Cahaba Road | Birmingham, AL 35223
Phone: 205.879.0409 | Fax: 205.879.9426