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!

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Don't forget our STLZOOm live webinars and virtual Conservation Learning opportunities thanks to our Saint Louis Zoo Educators!

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

#BringTheStlZooToYou – June 3

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

Bat-Eared Foxes

#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

Zoomies

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

#BringTheStlZooToYou – June 1

June 01, 2020

Virtual Conservation Learning

Each week we are happy to offer new virtual conservation learning opportunities and STLZOOm webinars from our Education Department. Learn about our amazing Zoo, conservation efforts, ways to help animals and more through games, classes, tours, shows, activities and lectures.
 
Check out this "Sidewalk Chalk Tutorial" on how to draw a cartoon-style poison frog. Share your chalk art with us! #StlZooChalkArt
 
Check out STLZOOMs and Virtual Conservation Learning for this week’s offerings and catch up on previous videos and activities.

Dwarf Mongoose

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

#BringTheStlZooToYou – May 29

May 29, 2020

Prairie Farms Dairy Work Breaks

While the Zoo has been closed to the public, essential staff from numerous departments have been working hard to continue providing the exceptional animal care we are known for. Our friends at Prairie Farms Dairy wanted to thank these amazing staff members with special frozen treat work breaks!
  
Thank you Prairie Farms Dairy for your continued support of the Saint Louis Zoo. 

#StlZooMemory

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.

Combat Mode

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!