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Birmingham Zoo

Address: 2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
Phone Number: 205-879-0409
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Ranked #8 of 35 Activities in Birmingham
Owner description: Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on the carousel, check out...
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on the carousel, check out the alligator swamp and tropical rain forest: all this and more are offered at this educational and entertaining zoo housing 170 animals from around the world, including endangered species.

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The people were nice but it all went down hill from there. It was unbearably clear that most of the exhibits were WAY too small for the animals as some were pacing and others had nothing to do at all. From the monkeys to the cats inside and the tiger, it was horrible. My heart was broken for them. Please... More 

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Sterrett, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We went with my family several times and we spent really good time there. Nice size, so you have to be prepared to walk all the time you are there, Animals looks healthy and the place is clean

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Birmingham Zoo exceeds expectations and is worthy of a 3-4 hour visit. Throughout the year they run specials that make the zoo very affordable, but regulars should consider their season passes.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is an awesome zoo. The animals are energetic and well cared for. The enclosures are very natural feeling and the animals seem happy. I just stopped by to pick up my annual pass yesterday and took a quick run thru the zoo but still was able to chat with some of the caretakers and learned something about a couple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My kid loves this place and it was one of my favorites zoos growing up. Taking my 3 year old to the Birmingham Zoo and Botanical Gardens is one of my favorite things to do. The Zoo is well kept, they have a wide variety of animals and, unlike other zoos I've been to, there is a good amount of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This zoo has a pretty good variety of animals. The giraffe and elephant areas are fairly large but the lions and tigers could use some more space. They do have one of those areas where you can feed the giraffes. We saw some very cute faces in the primate area and we were hypnotized by the baby orangutan. The reptile... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This was our first visit to Birmingham Zoo, but we couldn't resist the idea of Zoo Lights - from the snow machines making snow at the entrance, and the tree lighting @ 5pm, and Santa wandering through the crowd of kids, to the lighted paths and vignettes, and the rides; the Birmingham Zoo became an unexpected wonderland to this retired... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was the first trip to the zoo for my husband and I, and even though the animals had already gone to bed, the kids, both young and old came out to see Santa, some snow and lots of Christmas lights. There was a carousel ride, a slide, a hay ride and the train was decorated in lights. Christmas music... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had not been to the zoo in many years. Wife and I had a really nice day. Nice selection of wildlife to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This zoo was clean and spacious and offered an excellent learning experience. It offers the viewing of many different animals, and all are in clean and humane habitats and appear to be thriving. The staff was friendly, and I noted that primate studies were taking place as well. There were ample tables for a picnic, which we planned for, and... More 

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