One of the state’s most popular attractions, the Birmingham Zoo is an ever-evolving adventure. Guests come from around the Southeast to see shows such as the Predator Zone and the Sea Lion Show, and have a one-of-a-kind experience with Giraffe Feedings and Lorikeet Feedings. The Zoo is blazing new trails in elephant conservation with Trails of Africa, which designates the Birmingham Zoo as a national leader in the care and conservation of threatened elephants. With approximately 700 animals of 230 species, including lions, rhinos, and endangered species from six continents, the Birmingham Zoo’s 122-acre site is the perfect place to visit. Concessions and dining on site. Open daily 9am- 5pm. Extended hours for summertime and special events. Admission.