Birmingham Zoo has Record Year

The Birmingham Zoo – a pride and joy of Bham’s and the state as a whole continues its momentum.

For the 6th year in a row, the establishment has surpassed the prior year in attendance!

Birmingham Zoo, Giraffe
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Quick Factoid:  Did you know that a giraffe can lick inside its own ears?  Bet you can’t do that.

According to their website, the zoo will have half price admission on Dr. Martin Luther King Day, January. 16th.

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Attendance Numbers:

  • 2015 = 576,974
  • 2016 = 644,667

According to the BBJ, the rise in attendance is accredited to the “community involvement” and special events such as…

  • Zoo Brews & Full Moon Bar-B-Que
  • Boo at the Zoo
  • ZooLight Safari
  • Fairytales and Frogs
  • PikaZoo
  • Dino Discovery
  • Dino-Nite

“We will continue to strive to be a top tourist attraction for the state and to serve the Birmingham community by ‘Inspiring Passion for the Natural World’…

Thank you for trusting us to take care of over 900 animals who reside at the Birmingham Zoo.”

Dr. William R. Foster, CEO and President of the zoo, told the BBJ


Wade Cline
Wade Cline

Marketing Producer at Bham Now, Tech Junkie, Foodie, Bham Lover, Movie Snob, Wannabe Quantum Physicist. You can likely find me either at Trim Tab Brewing or O'henry's Coffee in Homewood.

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