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
May 12, 2020
Big Cat Country
Did you know there are 12 cats that live at Big Cat Country? It varies, but we go through about 48 pounds of food per day just for the big cats (not including cheetahs in River’s Edge)! One of our largest cats, male lion Ingozi, gets 10 pounds of feline diet (meat), while our smallest cat, serval Roxi, gets the least amount of food every day at 6 oz. The other 10 cats get somewhere in the middle, but no two cats have the exact same diet!Each individual gets a diet that is customized to their size, needs and even preferences. Just like humans, some individuals are pickier than others. Carnivore keepers spend about an hour a day feeding and preparing food for the next day for the big cats. Keepers remain at the Zoo to do this every day, even though the zoo is closed to the public. #BringTheStlZooToYou
Pearl, Jade and Maliha
#KeeperPerspective Earlier this spring, Asian elephants Pearl, Jade and Maliha spent some quality time peacefully eating together in the River's Edge. #BringTheStlZooToYou