March 26, 2020

A Primate Social Announcement

And now another PSA – this time a Primate Social Announcement.

Our Sumatran Orangutans were inspired by Neil Diamond's advice – "hands...washing hands." Be sure to wash your hands for 20 seconds like our orangutans! #BringTheStlZooToYou

Takin Bubbles

Although the Zoo is closed to the public, keepers continue to enrich the animals every day, including offering bubbles to these Sichuan takins.  Pictured here are Yadier, who is 5 years old and weighs over 800 pounds, and his brother Xing, who is 3 years old and weighs over 600 pounds. Takins browse in the dense bamboo forests of China, a habitat it shares with the giant panda. These animals live in herds and have few predators besides humans. Their habits are not well known, partly because they live in such remote areas. #BringTheStlZooToYou