The Zoo is open! 
All guests, including Zoo members, must now reserve free, timed tickets prior to visiting.

Review the Zoo’s reopening guidelines and make a reservation

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. 

January 28, 2021

Adopt a Puffin

There is still time to get that special someone a horned puffin adoption for Valentine’s Day! This adoption includes a plush toy, personalized adoption certificate, Valentine’s Day card and more. When you adopt an animal, your donation goes toward the animals' care and daily feeding. To ensure February 14 delivery, online orders are accepted through January 31. Order yours today! stlzoo.org/puffinadoption 

Fun in the Snow

During yesterday’s snowfall, keeper Elena Appelt was able to capture some video of our two North American river otters, Oscar and Grover, playing in the snow. The otters currently live in a private habitat and are not visible to guests; however, the animal care team continues to provide the best possible care for them. The fun-loving river otters are made for this kind of weather — they have thick, oily fur to repel water and keep them warm. And when they're done "tobogganing" they can snuggle up in their nice cozy dens. 

Snow at Sea Lion Sound

The harbor seals and California sea lions at the Judy and Jerry Kent Family Sea Lion Sound enjoyed yesterday’s snowy weather. Watch this video slideshow thanks to Pinniped Keeper Valerie Olstad.