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. 

February 22, 2021

Chinese Crocodile Lizard Babies

On January 6, a Chinese crocodile lizard (shinasaurus crocodilurus) gave birth to three babies. The babies are currently behind the scenes, but you can see the adults at our Charles H. Hoessle Herpetarium. 
 
This births were the result of a breeding recommendation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Chinese Crocodile Lizard Species Survival Plan (SSP), a cooperative program which manages this species in AZA zoos.
 
The AZA studbook and SSP is managed by one of our Herpetarium keepers!