Birmingham Zoo commemorates civil right's movement

      {}The Birmingham Zoo is hosting an International Festival July 20th from 10am to 2pm that will highlight the progression of the Zoo from the Civil Rights Movement to present day. This event will encompass historical moments at the Zoo and all over the world, including Japan, India and South Africa. Guests 50 years old and older will receive FREE admission to the Zoo during the International Festival. Each guest will receive a certificate for a "Buy One Adult Admission, Get a Child's Admission Free" that can be redeemed any time during the month of November in 2013.

      {}This educational event will spotlight the food, dance and culture of India, South Africa and Japan. Each country will have its own tent featuring food tasting's, entertainment, historical information and more. The young and young at heart can listen to music, experience animal greetings, take part in an African drum circle, watch Indian dancers, enjoy special shows and activities, have their faces painted and much more.

      {}Approximately 800 animals of 200 species call the Birmingham Zoo home, including sea lions, zebras, rhinos and endangered species from six continents. For more information about the Birmingham Zoo, please visit