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 17, 2020
#KeeperPerspective Introducing one of the Emerson Children Zoo’s newest residents, Diwai, a Matschie's tree kangaroo. Diwai came to the Zoo on a Species Survival Plan recommendation. He is a young male and not yet ready to breed. Diwai is sweet and calm, loves to train with his keepers, loves to go outside and absolutely loves all enrichment! He is a great addition to the Children’s Zoo. #BringTheStlZooToYou
World Giraffe Day Enrichment
World Giraffe Day is this Sunday! It's a special day to share how the Zoo cares for our giraffes and giraffes in the wild. We plan to treat our three giraffe ladies, Ella, Lily, and Sukari, with extra enrichment. Enrichment is something that encourages an animal's natural behaviors and improves their physical and mental health. Sometimes we adjust our enrichment to make it more challenging for the animals. For our giraffes, we have a lot of enrichment that encourages the use of their 18-inch-long tongue when feeding. Can you help the keepers decided what enrichment to give to the giraffes? Vote below and we'll share the video of how much our giraffe ladies appreciate your choice on Monday, June 22 with other special #WorldGiraffeDay celebration posts. #BringTheStlZooToYou
Food: Complete nutrition grain
Challenge: Eat around the Wiffle balls out of the paper bags
Challenge: Pull the browse out of the paper bags
Johnny and June
Johnny and June, our pot-bellied pigs take frequent walks around the Emerson Children Zoo, even stopping to say hi to the alpacas! #BringTheStlZooToYou