While the Zoo is closed to the public, we want to #BringTheStlZooToYou! We have asked our animal care team to share some photos and videos of our animals. Please keep in mind we will be operating under unusual circumstances and limited staff. Our first priority is the care and well-being of our animals, but when we can, we will be happy to add something fun and positive to your newsfeed!
Our staff remain dedicated to the animals in our care. Your support is vital to our future. Please consider making a contribution to our Critical Animal Care Fund.
The Saint Louis Zoo has announced Saturday, June 13 as its reopening date for the public. Read full info: stlzoo.org/guestnotice
June 03, 2020
Frozen Treats For The Hyenas
During warmer days, keepers will make enrichment ice pops for some animals using various food items. Here are hyenas Haji and Tembo enjoying their frozen meatsicles on a nice spring day. #BringTheStlZooToYou
#KeeperPerspective Here are bat-eared foxes Cicero and Caesar with their challenging enrichment feeders. They are foraging for insects in their behind-the-scenes habitat. #BringTheStlZooToYou
Rhinos have been getting the zoomies at zoos all across the country and our black rhino, Kati Rain, has them too! Kati Rain may be 15 years old, but she still likes to jump and race her habitat when she sees her care takers!
Smell The Flowers
Sometimes you have to stop and smell the flowers, or snort them like our red river hogs! #BringTheStlZooToYou
June 01, 2020
Virtual Conservation Learning
Carnivores come in many sizes! Visit with Ali, an interpreter at the Zoo, to learn about Africa's smallest carnivore, the dwarf mongoose. Find out who they cooperate with to help keep them safe from larger predators. #BringTheStlZooToYou
Armenian Viper Breeding
Spring is the season of courtship among Armenian vipers. For courting and mating, these snakes like to find an out-of-the-way spot that's partly hidden by grass, shrubs or rocks. If mating is successful, the female may give birth to live young (rather than laying eggs, as many snakes do). The litter can have as few as three babies or as many as 18! Four Armenian vipers were born in 2019 and in 2018 the Zoo celebrated the birth of four.
These births are a result of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Armenian Viper Species Survival Plan, a program to manage a genetically healthy Armenian viper population. The Zoo has been reproducing this species since 2002 and supports the wild population through the work of the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Center for Conservation in Western Asia. #BringTheStlZooToYou
May 29, 2020
Prairie Farms Dairy Work Breaks
As we look to reopening and welcoming the return of our visitors, the Saint Louis Zoo and Mid America Chevy Dealers want you to share your favorite memories from a past Zoo visit!
This week’s spotlight photo comes from Melinda Hernandez. Thanks for sharing your #StlZooMemory
Want to have your photo highlighted? Upload your photos to social media using #StlZooMemory and each week we will feature a new photo.
Check out these two male Armenian vipers combating! Male snake combat is an elaborate wrestling match where males try to topple each other over. This is a normal behavior associated with spring and breeding season and it is great to see these types of natural behaviors with our animals. #BringTheStlZooToYou
Did you know the Saint Louis Zoo's Zoological Manager of Herpetology and Aquatics manages the Association of Zoo's and Aquariums Species Survival Plan for this species, working to breed and maintain a sustainable population in North America? Additionally, the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute Center for Conservation in Western Asia is protecting wild Armenian vipers!