The Zoo is now open!
All guests, including Zoo members, must now reserve free, timed tickets prior to visiting.
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.
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.
June 04, 2020
Ah, That's the Spot!
#KeeperPerspective Asian elephants Donna and Jade use a street brush that is anchored to a post as a scratching device. Self maintenance behaviors, like skin care, are important for the elephants. #BringTheStlZooToYou
#ThrowbackThursday Goeldi's Monkey
Here is some great Go-Pro footage from inside our Goeldi’s monkey honeycomb feeder. The feeder is a cluster of pieces of PVC pipe cemented together in a honeycomb formation. In the feeder are whole grain cereal with a little bit of honey; not their normal diet, but an occasional extra tasty treat. The feeder encourages natural foraging behavior, as the animals must search for their food amongst all of the holes. The tubes are sometimes filled with shavings or paper towels to adjust the complexity and keep things fresh. Video: Ethan Riepl #BringTheStlZooToYou
Sun for a Sun Bear
#KeeperPerspective One of the spots where our Malayan sun bear Rimba chooses to rest is right in front of his den. In the middle of the day and throughout the afternoon, the sun shines right down to that spot and becomes a perfect place to sunbathe. Keepers will give Rimba various nest-making materials such as wood-wool, straw, bamboo, and other plant materials so that he can build the perfect nest for himself. #BringTheStlZooToYou
Frozen Treat Break
While the Zoo has been closed to the public, essential staff from numerous departments have been working hard to continue providing the exceptional animal care we are known for. Our friends at Prairie Farms Dairy wanted to thank these amazing staff members with special frozen treat work breaks!