While the Zoo is closed to the public, we want to #BringTheStlZooToYou! We have asked our animal care team to share some photos and videos of our animals. Please keep in mind we will be operating under unusual circumstances and limited staff. Our first priority is the care and well-being of our animals, but when we can, we will be happy to add something fun and positive to your newsfeed!
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.
The Saint Louis Zoo has announced Saturday, June 13 as its reopening date for the public. Read full info: stlzoo.org/guestnotice
May 25, 2020
Each week we are happy to offer new virtual conservation learning opportunities and STLZOOm webinars from our Education Department. Learn about our amazing Zoo, conservation efforts, ways to help animals and more through games, classes, tours, shows, activities and lectures.
May 22, 2020
As we look for the green light to reopen and welcome the return of our visitors, the Saint Louis Zoo and Mid America Chevy Dealers want you to share your favorite memories from a past Zoo visit!
This week’s spotlight photo comes from Pamela Fahey Finley. Thanks for sharing your #StlZooMemory from the early 1970s.
Want to have your photo highlighted? Upload your photos to social media using #StlZooMemory and each week we will feature a new photo!
World Turtle Day
Did you know May 23 is World Turtle Day? We all may be looking forward to leaving our houses and returning to our regular routines, but until then, we could learn something from turtles. Three-toed box turtles are the ultimate homebodies. Familiar to most Missourians, these turtles usually spend their entire lives in a small home range, typically only 4-12 acres in size! As we begin to travel more, please remember to keep an eye out for turtles on roads and don't remove turtles from their home ranges. Photo: Jeff Dawson
May 21, 2020
#KeeperPerspective Another species at the Charles H. Hoessle Herpetarium not practicing social distancing are the collared lizards! Named for the black bands on their necks, these lizards are found in the Ozark and glade habitats in Missouri and during breeding season the males become more brightly colored. #BringTheStlZooToYou
Prairie Farms Dairy Work Breaks
Hippos Love Water
#KeeperPerspective While we clean and prepare Hippo Harbor for our three Nile hippopotamuses, they love playing with the water fill for their indoor pool. Tombi really enjoys having the water spray into her mouth. Much like children playing in sprinklers, the hippos love the spray and keepers use this as a a form of enrichment for the animals. #BringTheStlZooToYou