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.