Families are invited to special activities at the Saint Louis Zoo on Earth Day weekend April 20-21, 2013. "One Health" fair on April 20, and family Earth Day activities on April 21. See press release.
Stingrays at Caribbean Cove featuring Sharks opens at the Saint Louis Zoo on April 19 and runs through September 29, 2013. Cownose rays and southern stingrays, horseshoe crabs, bonnethead and white-spotted bamboo sharks will be featured in the 17,000 gallon pool where visitors may touch the animals. See web page.
Mid-America Chevy Dealers, representing 33 Missouri and Illinois Chevy dealers, have sealed a multi-year partnership with the Saint Louis Zoo that will help conserve animals at home and around the world. See news release.
Dec. 28, 2012: The Saint Louis Zoo thanking its many fans for helping the Zoo hit an amazing milestone: 3.5 million visitors in a single year! Attendance as of Dec. 31, 2012 stood at 3,519,926 visitors—well above 2011 attendance of 3,019,597 and the Zoo’s earlier record attendance of 3,101,830 set in 2009. See press release.
Dec. 5, 2012: The Saint Louis Zoo Association today announced the launching of master planning for the 13.5-acre Forest Park Hospital site the Association purchased Oct. 5. See press release.
Nov. 16, 2012: A black-and-white colobus monkey was born at the Saint Louis Zoo’s Primate House on Halloween, Oct. 31, 2012. Her name is Kivuli, which is Swahili for ghost or shadow. See press release.
Nov. 8, 2012: Draped across her mother's back and blending in with the stripes and long hair is Sabia, a baby giant anteater born at the Saint Louis Zoo on August 14, 2012. She made her public debut with her mother on Nov. 8 at River's Edge. The viewing schedule for the anteater family is weather dependant and subject to change on a daily basis. See press release.
Nov. 5, 2012: The 2012 Saint Louis Zoo Conservation Award went to Dr. Jeff Briggler, Herpetologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Dr. and Mrs. David Perkins, U.S. Bank and Fox Family Foundation also honored at the Zoo's 21st annual Marlin Perkins Society Celebration on Nov. 1, 2012. See press release.
Oct. 9, 2012: The Saint Louis Zoo today announced that it has joined forces with institutions in Kenya, Africa, and Arizona and with a range of urban gardeners to involve 30 young people, age 17-22, in designing and establishing pollinator gardens and pollinator habitat sculptures, while reaching out to residents of their urban communities. See news release.
Oct. 5, 2012: The Saint Louis Zoo Association on Oct. 5 closed on its purchase of the 13.5-acre Forest Park Hospital site at 6150 Oakland Ave. in the city of St. Louis, allowing the Zoo to expand its land area to further enhance the visitor experience and support wildlife conservation. See press release.
Oct. 4, 2012: Mizzou, Zoo Announce Mizzou Sponsorship to Support Endangered Tigers. See press release.
A black and white colobus [pronounced CAH-luh-bus] monkey was born at the Saint Louis Zoo’s Primate House on June 30, 2012.
The Saint Louis Zoo announced that all husbandry and pedigree records for thousands of animals in its care have now been converted to a global, web-based system, replacing software originally released in 1985. This database tells the story of the lives of thousands of animals from their birthplaces, parentage and transfers to details on their care and breeding history.
Students are participating in a pilot study designed by scientists from the Saint Louis Zoo and Washington University in St. Louis to document box turtle movements and their health status in urban and rural areas in and around St. Louis.
The Saint Louis Zoo’s new Sea Lion Sound brings visitors nose-to-nose with swimming sea lions through an exhibit opening to the public on Saturday, June 30, 2012, Sea Lion Sound features a transparent tunnel – the first in North America – and a landscape inspired by the rugged Pacific Northwest Coast. See press kit.
Inspired by Nature, a collection of wildlife art by Robert Bateman, will open May 11 in Peabody Hall at the Saint Louis Zoo. See press release.
Saint Louis Zoo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Nature Conservancy, Missouri Conservation Department, Announce First-Ever Release of Endangered Burying Beetles in Southwest Missouri. See press release.
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, September 19, 2011 -- A leader in wildlife conservation medicine for the past 20 years, the Saint Louis Zoo will establish an Institute for Conservation Medicine and take its conservation work to a new level, it was announced today. The Institute will focus its research on diseases known to affect threatened and endangered wildlife, as well as how disease relates to domestic animals and public health.