The Zoo is now 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.
September 22, 2020
Autumn at the Zoo
Today is the autumnal equinox. Autumn is the perfect time to visit the Zoo and this year we are devoting two whole weekends to celebrating the season. Join us from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, October 3-4 and 10-11 for Autumn with the Animals. Enjoy a walk around the Zoo and see some of your favorite animals! Fall into the season with fall-themed apple spiced specialty food and drinks. Even our animals will get to enjoy some apple treats with special autumn themed enrichment. Autumn with the Animals is a free event. Zoo reservations are required. #AutumnAtTheZoo #StlZoo #FallAtTheZoo
Today, September 22, is World Rhino Day! Did you know that there are five species of rhino currently found in the world? These include Sumatran, Javan, greater one-horned, white, and black rhinos! These five species are all threatened by poaching and habitat fragmentation. At the Zoo, you may see one of our three black rhinos! Black rhinos are solitary animals and are known to spend their days alternating between taking a nap, wallowing in mud and browsing for food using their specialized, prehensile lip.
Through the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute Center for Conservation in the Horn of Africa and its partnership with the Northern Rangelands Trust, the Zoo has helped provide funding to the Sera Rhino Sanctuary and anti-poaching teams to help keep black rhinos safe in their native habitat. In addition, the Zoo has also supported the International Rhino Foundation to aid in their efforts to bring awareness and to protect threatened rhino populations in the wild. By supporting the Saint Louis Zoo, you are supporting conservation efforts to #KeepTheFiveAlive!