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“Not impressed”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Birmingham Zoo

Birmingham Zoo
Ranked #9 of 88 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2006

I like to see animals in a large natural habitat setting instead of cages or small spaces. The building where the bats were kept stunk. We took the train ride, which cost extra, and would not do that again as there was nothing to see on the ride. There were six of us who went to the zoo ranging in age from 4, to 31, to 60, and none of us would go back.

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“SO MUCH FUN!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2005

The Birmingham Zoo has much improved over the past several years. The new exhibit "Alabama Wild" is so much fun! Petting zoo, barn animals, animals native to Alabama- We also love the Lorakeet exhibit. You can feed the Lorakeets nectar... yes they land all over you! Definitely worth an afternoon while in the Magic City!

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