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VIP Gallery

You can’t be voted “Best Zoo in Alabama” and not have some “Very Important People” stop in for a visit. Whether our newsmakers come from Hollywood, corporate America, the sports world, the music industry or other high-profile circles, we are especially thrilled when someone special from the zoo world meets us and our animals.

Two of our most favorite friends are Jungle Jack Hanna, world-famous Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, who surprised Patti Hall during our “Little Zoo That Could” TV series by bringing her a baby black leopard named Katrina, and Jim Fowler, the wildlife legend from Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom who helped us redesign our new zoo.

Check out our photo gallery of the folks who have helped us raise our profile through their bright visibility and good works.