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 18, 2020
Alpaca Cool Down
#KeeperPerspective Alpacas Andrus and Freeman got a nice cool- down after one of their daily strolls around the Zoo. #BringTheStlZooToYou
2020 Great Grevy's Rally
In January, six team members from the Saint Louis Zoo traveled to Kenya to participate in the 2020 Great Grevy's Rally. One of the participants, Jamie Lombardo, made this video and this is what she had to say:
"Our guests see every day how much we love and care for our animals at the Zoo, but a lot of people don't realize how much work the Zoo does for its counterparts in the wild. The Rally is just one of the many things the Saint Louis Zoo does for conservation. For two days, the zoo teams camped in remote areas to look for Grevy's zebras. At the 2018 Rally, zoo teams didn't have much luck finding zebras in our area, so on our first day I told our driver, 'alright let’s try and find one, at least one'. About three minutes later the driver looks at me, smiles and says he sees eight zebras. In the first two hours we saw 51 zebras. It truly was an indescribable feeling. The second day I said 'alright let’s find one more than yesterday.' Midday we were going toward what we thought was a herd of 12. When we came up over the hill, the zebras just kept coming. There were a lot more than 12 – there were 80! It was an incredible sight to see that I will never forget. It wasn't just zebras we saw there, it was hope for this endangered species.”