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      Birmingham Zoo unveils new zipline attraction and infant animals

      The Birmingham Zoo is launching its spring campaign, "Born to be Wild," featuring a new zipline and the adorable "Baby Bunch."{}

      The new{}"Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure," will officially be open to the public on Friday, April 18.

      Soaring Safari offers four ziplines of varying length, one Transition Bridge and a spectacular tree house. The zipline is powered through a partnership with Red Mountain Park and operated by their{} staff.{}

      Guests can book their zipline ride in advance online or via phone. The cost to zip is $20 (plus tax) for members or $25 (plus tax) for non-members, not including the purchase of a regular priced admission ticket.

      The Born to be Wild fun continues as the Zoo presents "The Baby Bunch," featuring some of the Zoo's youngest animals. The Baby Bunch includes an ostrich, reticulated giraffe, Sumatran orangutan, two North American black bears, two giant river otters, two red pandas and nine Dwarf Nigerian goats.

      Families and guests can enjoy the fun of spotting the various members of The Baby Bunch throughout the Zoo. As a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Birmingham Zoo has joined other AZA accredited zoos around the world in participating in Species Survival Plans (SSP), a cooperative breeding and conservation program aimed at maintaining genetic diversity. Currently, the Birmingham Zoo participates in 95 Species Survival Plans and many of these SSPs are evident in The Baby Bunch.

      To learn more about the members of The Baby Bunch and how to book an adventure on the new zipline, please visit