The Zoo is open!
All guests, including Zoo members, must now reserve free, timed tickets prior to visiting.
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.
July 09, 2020
Spider Monkey #ThrowbackThursday
Primate keepers put a GoPro in the bottom of a stock tank pool full of water in our black-handed spider monkey habitat. The pool had preferred parts of their diet (grapes, pineapple, beets) sunk to the bottom and less preferred parts (green onions, lettuce) floating on top. Keepers were also able to film them from an above-water view to cover both vantage points. The pool is wide and deep enough that they can’t reach everything from the side, and they use their prehensile tails to hang from ropes from above to access the treats in the middle. #BringTheStlZooToYou
Fly River Turtle Exam
Dr. Kari Musgrave, the veterinary resident at the Saint Louis Zoo, is visiting one of our fly river turtles at the Charles H. Hoessle Herpetarium. These majestic animals are native to northern Australia and southern New Guinea. Dr. Musgrave and keeper Chawna are doing a physical examination of a healing shell lesion and giving antibiotics to help along the healing process. #BringTheStlZooToYou