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Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

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With over 230 species on site, Birmingham Zoo provides expertise in conservation and helps tell the story of the plight of endangered species spanning six continents. The not-for-profit organization educates and entertains, with over 99 hectares (122 acres) that are home to over 950 animals. Visit bird exhibits and take part in a pelican feeding. See the world's largest lizard at the Komodo Dragon exhibit. While here, you can learn about the zoo's efforts and proficiency in elephant conservation and African wildlife. You'll be entertained by a seated performance conducted by the two host sea lions or jump on the zoo train for a ride around the property. The children's area features a carousel that's appropriate for all ages. Birmingham Zoo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • We enjoyed seeing all of the animals, especially the primate exhibit as well as the predator exhibit. The Alabama walkway was fun, just not a lot of animals on display. Have patience for the black... 
    We enjoyed seeing all of the animals, especially the primate exhibit as well as the predator exhibit. The Alabama walkway was fun, just not a lot of animals on display. Have patience for the black...  more »
  • We had a really nice time at this zoo last week. It was very hot but we still enjoyed it. The splash pad helped us to cool off as well as sitting in the cafe. Most employees were very helpful and... 
    We had a really nice time at this zoo last week. It was very hot but we still enjoyed it. The splash pad helped us to cool off as well as sitting in the cafe. Most employees were very helpful and...  more »
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  • We visited yesterday for Memorial Day. There wasn't a line to enter so that was great. The zoo layout is good and the pathways provide a combination of sun and shade so we weren't too hot. I believe the majority of the animals were out for us to see. They don't give you a physical map and the digital one was confusing. It is better to use the large maps throughout the park. Now for the cons. A lot of the exhibits with glass were hard to see through because it was so dirty. It made seeing and taking decent pictures nearly impossible. The food and drinks are so overpriced. Pack your own water to avoid paying $5 a bottle. There were quite a few off exhibit display signs so I'm not sure which animals we didn't get to see. Overall a good experience. We enjoyed ourselves.
  • We came to celebrate my nephews first birthday. I enjoyed the Zoo so much. I want to get a season pass and come out more. I love that they have many shaded areas along with a splash pad for the kiddies. I love that you can rent a wheelchair, electric cart , or strollers for the kids. I love that the Zoo has upgraded and I actually enjoyed the food here too.

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