The Zoo is now 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

We are excited to welcome you back to the Saint Louis Zoo!  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. 

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Don't forget our STLZOOm live webinars for school audiences  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

January 21, 2020

Animal care is at the heart of what we do every day at the Zoo. Our curators and zoological managers from each animal unit selected their favorite 2019 accomplishment for animal care.
 
Humans are living longer, and our Children’s Zoo animals are, too! It is not uncommon for our ambassador animals to live well past their expected life range. Just as with our elderly friends and relatives, our elderly ambassador animals benefit from some special attention as they age. This TLC may come in the form of medication for changes in knee and hip joints (hidden in a tasty mouse), drops for aging eyes, a special exercise and weight plan, or a softened diet to accommodate aging teeth. The Children’s Zoo animal care team provides compassionate care for all the life stages of our ambassador animals. These dedicated keepers ensure that the golden years are truly golden! This is an achievement we can all be proud of. – Alice Seyfried, Curator of the Children’s Zoo

2019: The Year in Animal Care – Insectarium

2019: The Year in Animal Care – Herpetarium 

2019: The Year in Animal Care – Birds

2019: The Year in Animal Care – Red Rocks