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 09, 2020
Yesterday was #WorldOceansDay and here at the Zoo we care deeply for animals and the natural world. At Stingrays at Caribbean Cove presented by SSM Health we believe in helping people gain and deepen their appreciation for our world's oceans. One way you can help the oceans is by making good choices about where you get your seafood to maintain healthy populations of fish and the ocean ecosystem. We partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program to provide free resources about buying sustainable seafood. You can make good choices for our ocean friends just like we do at the Zoo! Download the free app at the link below:
Some members of our Saint Louis Zoo SCUBA Team have been celebrating World Oceans Day during their scheduled cleaning dives. Our SCUBA team is comprised of animal care staff and our dive safety officer, along with our Life Support Systems team. They work hard to keep all of the large aquatic areas for our animals clean and healthy. Just like the dive team keeps our animal habiats clean and healthy, YOU can help to keep all our waterways here in St. Louis clean of trash and other pollutants. What we do here can effect the oceans through the Mississisppi Watershed- caring for our waterways here is one of the ways to help our oceans.
Yesterday was #WorldOceansDay and we are extremely proud of the work our Zoo ALIVE teen volunteers have done to help eliminate disposable plastic bags from our oceans. Millions of marine animals are estimated to lose their lives as a consequence of ocean plastic each year. You can help protect marine animals by saying #byetobags and taking a pledge to switch to reusable shopping bags. By making the switch, the average family saves 1,500 plastic bags from being used each year! #WorldOceansDay
Take the pledge at #byetobags