Baby giraffe at Birmingham Zoo © Ralph Daily
The Birmingham Zoo, Alabama's most popular non-profit attraction, houses more than 800 wild animals from about 200 species in the centre of Birmingham. Animals include elephants, lions, monkeys, bobcats, otters, zebras, tigers, hippos, giraffe and rhinos, among other things. There is an interactive aviary, where parrots land on visitors' shoulders; a savannah safari exhibit; and a sea lion show. Picnic areas and a food and gift shop are available. Daily activities include pelican feeding, sea lion training demonstrations, and tours of the Predator Zone. The whole family will enjoy a trip to the Birmingham Zoo. Check the zoo's official website listed below for details.