Starting as the simple "Monkey Island" in 1955, today's Birmingham Zoo is the talk of the town because of its very modern and yet charming facility. From just a more than 50-acre parcel and a vision, this Alabama vacation attraction has unceasingly shown progress and development throughout the decades.
This family centered location has numerous learning opportunities and entertainment venues that work hard to draw in the crowds year after year. Aside from the yearly visits of travelling exhibits in the zoo, there are also a large number of permanent exhibits and habitats, animals of every kind, such as the majestic bears, the regal lions and the striped tigers. There are so many options for you and your family to enjoy.
One family favorite that you don't want to miss is the Birmingham Zoo's Sea Lion feeding scheduled every day at 10:30 to 3:00. This magical spectacle is one that captures the heart and energy of so many of the park's guests. The sea lions are natural entertainers and they work hard to keep you looking at them in awe as they leap, splash, dance and dive. You will definitely have fun watching their every move and multitude of tricks. These creatures have such unique personalities that draw you into their fun.
Spending time at Birmingham Zoo is indeed relaxing and invigorating. Kids both old and young are amazed by the raw beauty in the animals. The park is easy to navigate and is so well maintained that it continues to draw repeat visitors again and again. You will certainly find yourself engaged in watching the antics of the many varieties of animals, enjoy strolling along the cool walking paths and even rest your feet awhile as you enjoy one of the interactive shows.
So, if you are planning an Alabama vacation, you just might consider taking a trip to the exciting Birmingham Zoo.