The Zoo is open! 
All guests, including Zoo members, must now reserve free, timed tickets prior to visiting.

Review the Zoo’s reopening guidelines and make a reservation

When you are ready to visit, we're more than ready for you! Until then we are happy to continue to #BringTheStlZooToYou for you stay connected to your Zoo. 

#BringTheStlZooToYou – March 3

March 03, 2021

Meet Opal!

We asked for your help choosing a name for our southern rockhopper penguin chick from the four potential names selected by our bird keepers.
 
The results are in and the name is...Opal!
 
Out of 36,620 votes cast, Opal received 16,806 of them, or 45.89 percent. Runner-up was Pebbles (9,301 votes), followed by Luna (5,847 votes) and Lumi (4,666 votes).
 
You can read all about Opal’s remarkable hatch story, which involves the penguin chick's biological parents and foster parents, at stlzoo.org/rockhopperchick.
 
Soon the chick will be reintroduced to her rockhopper family and other penguins in their public habitat at Penguin & Puffin Coast.
 
Photos: Marja Elden, Zoological Manager of Birds

#BringTheStlZooToYou – March 2

March 02, 2021

Monkey Mania!  

#StlZooMonkeyMania is back! Our primate keepers have selected eight monkey species to be featured in a friendly online voting competition. The champion will be featured on our social media and have the Primate House named after them for the day! First up in our Arboreal Eight is the Francois/spectacled langurs vs. the white-faced saki.

Langurs are generally soft-spoken and don’t say much to each other outside of alarm calls, whereas tactile communication plays a much more significant role in maintaining relationships within the group.  Social grooming makes up most of the day not spent eating and sleeping, and individuals resolve conflicts with awkward, forceful hugging.

Saki monkeys make different alarm calls depending on the type of predator that is looming. A smaller predator will result in a “mobbing” from multiple sakis to scare the predator away. On the other hand, if an eagle is involved, sakis tend to flee from sight without making much noise, to not draw attention to themselves. Talk about intuition!

Which do you feel has the most unique vocalizations?

Make your selection at Facebook.com/stlzoo

Follow along at Saint Louis Zoo Monkey Mania

#BringTheStlZooToYou – March 1

March 01, 2021

FrogWatch

Ribbet. Croak. Peep. Calling all fans of frogs and toads: the Zoo is looking for FrogWatch USA volunteers! Our FrogWatch community offers several different ways to participate with different levels of training and time commitment. Online trainings begin March 5. For more information and to register, visit stlzoo.org/frogwatch

The Return of Monkey Mania!

March is bananas at the Zoo! Join us in celebrating the return of Saint Louis Zoo’s Monkey Mania! Our primate keepers have selected eight monkey species to be featured in a friendly online voting competition. Once a week, starting tomorrow, March 2, you will have a chance to vote for your favorite species (based on animal traits) to help them advance from the Arboreal Eight, through the Forest Four and on to the Final round. The champion will be featured on our social media and have the Primate House named after them for the day!  #stlzooMonkeyMania 

March is bananas at the Zoo! Join us in celebrating the return of Saint Louis Zoo’s Monkey Mania! Our primate keepers have selected eight monkey species to be featured in a friendly online voting competition. Once a week, starting tomorrow, March 2, you will have a chance to vote for your favorite species (based on animal traits) to help them advance from the Arboreal Eight, through the Forest Four and on to the Final round. The champion will be featured on our social media and have the Primate House named after them for the day!