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Fathers Enjoy Special Day with Family

It’s Father’s Day. For many dads, that means spending some well-deserved time with their children and families. “I woke up and got the best Father’s Day present I ever have gotten,” father of five kids Keith Trawick says. “My sweet little baby girl wrapped herself and gave me that as her present.” Whether it was watching animals at the Montgomery…

Montgomery Zoo Offering Assistance to People with Sensory Disorders

Montgomery zoo officials say they are making the zoo more welcoming to people with sensory processing disorders. Those are conditions like Autism, P-T-S-D, Dementia or A-D-H-D. The zoo partnered with a Birmingham-based organization called KultureCity, who trained zoo employees to make sure anyone can enjoy the attractions. Officials say they want the zoo to be a place anyone can enjoy,…

Stingray Bay Opens to the Public

Stingray Bay at the Montgomery Zoo officially opened to the public Tuesday. The 6,700 gallon saltwater pool is home to two Atlantic Stingrays, 11 Fiddler Rays and many other aquatic animals.  Zoo officials plan to bring in more Stingrays in the future.  We were there as visitors toured Stingray Bay Tuesday.  9-year-old Bailee Ward was one of the first to…

Mothers Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Montgomery Zoo

Moms were able to enjoy an extra special Mother’s Day at the Montgomery Zoo, where they got in free all day long. The Montgomery Zoo lets moms in for free on Mother’s Day every year, as a way to say thank you. Moms were able to see all kinds of animals with their families. Even the animal moms got enjoy…

Montgomery Zoo Announce Winning Name to Pygmy Hippo Calf

The Montgomery Zoo announced the name of its four month old pygmy hippo calf in a ceremony held at the Zoo on August 24, 2016. The winning name, chosen through a public election held on August 23, is Monty. The name Monty was a popular suggestion as it represents the City of Montgomery. The zoo collected name suggestions from the…

Cause of Death for Giraffe at Montgomery Zoo Identified

An autopsy shows that a giraffe which died at the Montgomery Zoo had a knotted rope inside its intestines. A post-mortem report shows the rope led to an intestinal blockage, and that resulted in aspiration pneumonia which killed the animal. A 12-year-old male giraffe named Willie was found dead at the zoo in December. It didn’t have a history of…

Naming Contest for Montgomery Zoo’s Baby Hippo

Last week, the Montgomery Zoo introduced us to its newest attraction, a pygmy hippopotamus calf. Now he needs a name, and that’s where you come in. The montgomery zoo is now accepting suggestions on what to name him.  All submissions must be in by 5 pm on July 31st. After the deadline, zoo officials will narrow the pool of names…

The Montgomery Zoo Announces Birth of New Pygmy Hippo

The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is proud to announce the birth of a pygmy hippopotamus calf. The male calf was born on April 3, 2016 at the Montgomery Zoo. Please join the Zoo on Tuesday, July 5 at 3PM to celebrate the debut of the calf with his mother in their newly renovated exhibit located in the…

Father’s Day in Montgomery

There were dozens of dads out on Father’s Day, enjoying the day with their families at the Montgomery Zoo. Zoo admission for dads was free if they came with their kids. The Montgomery Zoo also gave dads free admission to the Mann Wildlife Museum of Learning. With so much chaos in the world, the dads out and about with their…