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 18, 2020
Each week we are happy to offer new virtual conservation learning opportunities and STLZOOm webinars from our Education Department. Learn about our amazing Zoo, conservation efforts, ways to help animals and more through games, classes, tours, shows, activities and lectures.
Scheltopusik Social Distancing
#KeeperPerspective While the dedicated animal care staff at the Charles H. Hoessle Herpetarium are maintaining social distances at work, some animal species are not so cooperative, like this trio of scheltopusik, or glass lizards. As spring temperatures arrive, these species become more active and start looking for food and mates! Ranging from Europe to Central Asia, the scheltopusik experience cooler temperatures in winter and begin hunting and basking in the spring. Scheltopusik generally start breeding in the the summer months and lay eggs about 10 weeks later. #BringTheStlZooToYou
Join Interpreter Jeannie to explore how the big and magnificent hippos are made for life in the water, despite not having flippers or fins. Our hippo habitat is a great example of how these animals live with other animals in their aquatic home. #BringTheStlZooToYou