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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The Saint Louis Zoo has announced Saturday, June 13 as its reopening date for the public. Read full info: stlzoo.org/guestnotice
May 13, 2020
Vet House Call
Assistant Director of Animal Health Dr. Chris Hanley and Bird Keeper Samantha performed a thorough physical examination on a 2-month-old crested wood partridge. The fledgling had been treated for minor swelling around one of its eyes. Dr. Hanley is making a “house call” to the Bird House to confirm the issue had resolved. (Note: this video was taken prior to the stay-at-home notification and increased safety requirements.) #BringStlZooToYou
This spring was scheduled to be the much-anticipated launch of an intense multi-season biodiversity census at the Saint Louis Zoo North Campus. Although the project’s methods have been adapted due to COVID-19, important data is still being collected through remote cameras, acoustic recorders and direct observation, all while following strict social distancing requirements. The information collected will help Saint Louis Zoo scientists understand the diverse mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates living and migrating through this area. #BringTheStlZooToYou
Duck, Duck, Seal!
Bird Baths at the Saint Louis Zoo
Our male adult rhinoceros hornbill and bateleur eagle enjoy a nice “bath.” Keepers provide mist for the birds and they enjoy these occasional baths. In the wild, birds may bathe during rain showers or in bodies of water. Bathing encourages the birds to preen or groom their feathers to keep them healthy. #BringTheStlZooToYou