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 25, 2020
A grey-winged trumpeter chick hatched on May 17. The chick is 20 days old in this video and you can see it socializing with mom and dad over meal time. These calling birds use a variety of croaks, booms, cackles and whistles to keep in touch with their family and to warn their neighbors of danger. A social bird found in northern South America, grey-winged trumpeters form tightly knit family groups where older siblings aid in caring for the youngest chicks. Although known for their snake-killing abilities, these elusive birds feed mostly on fruit and perform an important job as seed dispersers.
Here is some great GoPro footage of our mongoose lemurs and a peeled banana in a slinky ring feeder. Lemurs don’t quite have the manual dexterity of the spider monkeys, and thus often need their banana peeled when put in feeders. Check out their tongues; a portion of mongoose lemurs’ diet in the wild is nectar (they’re important pollinators of many plants in Madagascar), which they extract from flowers using their skillful tongue. Video: Ethan Riepl, Primate Keeper. #BringTheStlZooToYou