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 19, 2020
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Sixteen lemur tree frogs have recently metamorphosed (transitioned from tadpoles to froglet) at the Charles H. Hoessle Herpetarium! This species lays their eggs on plant leaves that overhang bodies of water. When they hatch, the tadpoles drop into the water below. The tadpoles then go through metamorphosis, where they grow legs and transition onto land. The lemur tree frogs at the Herpetarium live in a naturalistic habitat that provides the perfect environment, allowing for all three life stages (adults, tadpoles and froglets). Lemur tree frogs are critically endangered, with populations in Costa Rica, Panama, and a small part of Colombia. #BringTheStlZooToYou
Photos: Justin Elden and Lauren Augustine