Visit more than 1,000 different species from around the globe, from the Siberian tiger to the San Esteban Island Chuckwalla. ... More
Birmingham Zoo (The)
Visit more than 1,000 different species from around the globe, from the Siberian tiger to the San Esteban Island Chuckwalla. Of course, there are lions, tigers and bears (oh my!), as well as giraffes, geckos, a white rhinoceros and gorillas. If your feet get tired, hop aboard the Zoo Express Train. ZooSnoozes, overnight camping, is available by reservation. Also, check out the zoo's many classes for pre-schoolers through adults.
As a member of the San Francisco Zoo and having visited the Birmingham Zoo as a child, I took my family to the Birmingham Zoo August 19, 2006. The employees were extremely rude to us; the animals and their pens were dirty;we rented a stroller for our 2 year old and it had a flat tire. Needless to say we will not be back nor will we recommend the Zoo to anyone. What a disgrace. Joyce North
When you hear the word zoo you think of all the amazing animals and all the pretty flowers sitting beside the exibits. Well this is the Birmingham zoo, beautiful! A zoo is a zoo and yes it's going to smell bad sometimes, but you just have to get over it. I think everyone should appreciate the fact were getting to see these rare and amazing animals. I don't think the zoo could get any better than it is today. Thanks to the awesome worker that put all the puzzle pieces together to give everyone a deluxe experience!!
I take my child to the Bham zoo every week and we have a blast. He has learned so much from the staff and just being exposed to different species of animals on a weekly basis. The great thing for me is that it is not a huge zoo and this makes it easy to navigate and it is affordable. The zoo is in a transition stage after loosing it's elephant that had been there since 1950. Now they are creating an African exhibit that will hold 4-6 new elephants. Woo-hoo! Kangaroos have just been added and it just keeps getting better. This is not a huge zoo like the San Diego Zoo, but it is pack with animals and the staff really care deeply for them. Enjoy!
I remember as a child going to the zoo. I went back to the Birmingham Zoo for the first time in about 8 or 9 years and I was disappointed at what it has become. What kind of zoo does not have any elephants or bears. At teh Birmingham Zoo when animals die they do not replace them and sometimes companions are left in habitats alone and they look depressing. The aviary used to be alive with birds and a big pool of water below. Now only a few birds remain and the pool is dry and has a bad smell. Also, many of the ehibis were dirty and unfit for the animals. New exhibits are being built but i believe the existing ones should be refurbished as well and more animals are needed. Finally, the staff are a bunch of teenagers that volunteer and kiss inside the exhibit buildings and they do not know what they are doing. Please get people that have an idea on what they are doing. Until changes are made to the zoo I will not be returning anytime soon.
Zoo wasn't kept up well.
The glass on the inside exibits was very dirty.
The zoo has no WOW factors at all. The zoo is very poorly designed and the lay out is horrible and confusing.
We will go to the Montgomery Zoo next time.
I used to live there and whenever company would come with little kids, we always would go to the zoo. Its relaxing. You can see the alligators, monkeys, flaminos, etc. And when the adults are tired, go to the rest area, and take a sit, while your children go play with the peacocks that roam freely at the park. The petting zoo is amazing. Beautiful creatures! I rate the B'ham Zoo 5 Stars!!!
A very interactive zoo with lots of great animals. Exhibits were a little run down but not to bad. Very interactive zoo, kids got to feed giraffes cranes, also have a great avairy for birds to land on you and eat nector. Would recommend to anyone with children
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