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Montgomery Zoo announces Bison Block Party to be held September 19.  Win big! Help Zoo’s conservatio

Monday, August 31, 2020

MONTGOMERY ZOO (Montgomery, AL):  On Saturday, September 19 @ 10am, the Montgomery Zoo will hosts it first ever Bison Block Party.  This inaugural event allows participants to have a chance to win big, while helping animal conservation efforts at the Montgomery Zoo and throughout the world. Buy a ticket. Try out your luck. See where the patty drops – bison poop that is.

One of our missions at the Montgomery Zoo is to provide an affordable, educational, safe, and enjoyable wildlife experience to all our guests.  However, we also have a much larger responsibility to the wildlife of the world. Unfortunately, today there are over 40,000 animal species considered either endangered or threatened. It is our responsibility to help educate and bring attention to the plight of these animals, and provide opportunities for our local community to provide support and help. 

We are a local zoo with a global impact.  Currently, we are involved and/or partnering in several animal conservation projects. These partnerships aid in animal care, conservation, and wildlife research; while also bringing endangered animals here to the Montgomery Zoo. A few of these projects include: Madras Crocodile Bank in India, helping Gharials (a critically endangered Indian crocodile); Komodo Dragon Species Survival Plan, which helped bring Merlin, our Komodo dragon to the Zoo; King Cobra Species Survival Plan; Galapagos Tortoise Conservancy; Giraffe Conservation Foundation; Tiger Conservation Campaign; International Elephant Foundation; and Zoological Association of America (ZAA) Conservation Organization Fund. In addition, the Montgomery Zoo hosts multiple conservation events to bring awareness, educate, raise funds, and have a little fun while providing for all of these very worthwhile causes. We invite you to help the Montgomery Zoo impact the wildlife here and around the world.    

To participate in the Bison Block Party, participants may purchase tickets for a donation of $25 per block. Participants may purchase a single block or multiple blocks. TICKETS ARE LIMITED! ONLY 200 blocks will be sold. All participants must be 18 years old or older to participate. Tickets may be purchased online at, at the Zoo, or from one of our employees. All ticket purchasing will conclude at 5pm, Thursday, September 17. Participants do not have to be present to win, but why on earth would you want to miss all the fun?

On the day of the event, Saturday, September 19 at 10am, Tank and Sioux, our two bison, will mosey out on their sectioned off display. The first one to take a poop, the square it lands in declares the winner. Proceeds will be split 50/50 between the winner and the Montgomery Zoo Conservation Endowment Fund.  The Bison Block Party will be an excellent opportunity to have a little fun, contribute to conservation efforts, and put a little extra money in your pocket.

For more details, rules, and to purchase a ticket, please visit


About the Montgomery Zoo
The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is a 42-acre zoological facility located minutes from the heart of historic, downtown Montgomery and the I-65/I-85 interchange.  The Montgomery Zoo features five continental realms housing over 500 species of animals from Africa, Asia, Australia, North America and South America. Included in your Zoo admission is entry to the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, housing the one of the Southeast’s largest collections of preserved North American wildlife, artifacts, and fossils.

The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is open daily from 9am-5pm (last admission at 4pm). The Zoo is closed only on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For more information, contact the Montgomery Zoo at (334) 625-4900 or visit


The Montgomery Zoo is a Department of the City of Montgomery, Alabama.


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