The Zoo is now 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

We are excited to welcome you back to the Saint Louis Zoo!  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.

Follow us at FacebookTwitter and Instagram and check out our new rotating animal webcams at Live Webcams!

Don't forget our STLZOOm live webinars and virtual Conservation Learning opportunities thanks to our Saint Louis Zoo Educators!

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

Are you a #StlZooperHero? This summer, we are excited to bring back our annual Instagram Contest with a special 2020 edition. Learn how you can enter for a chance to win a $125 Zoo gift card at #StlZooperHero Instagram Contest

#BringTheStlZooToYou – July 27

July 27, 2020

Virtual Learning

Our newest virtual conservation learning opportunities are now available at and  

Zoo Animal Stories are back! In honor of last week's Zookeeper Week we spotlight our keepers! Learn the ins and outs of what goes into caring for our animals.


#KeeperPerspective  #MondaySmiles Just to make you smile, here is just a photo of Bubbles the dwarf zebu enjoying some browse.  Bubbles calls the Emerson Children’s Zoo home and is the subject of her very own book, “Bubbles,The Dwarf Zebu.” #BringTheStlZooToYou

#BringTheStlZooToYou – July 24

July 24, 2020

#StlZooperHero Contest

The winner of this week’s #StlZooperHero Instagram Contest is Instagram user brenthobbstn! Congratulations you have won a $125 Zoo gift card courtesy of the Saint Louis Zoo and Mid America Chevy Dealers!
Visit #StlZooperHero Instagram Contest for more information and contest rules.


We have over 100 keepers who are dedicated, professional animal care scientists at the Saint Louis Zoo. Check out this story from Fox 2 this week featuring our Children's Zoo, River's Edge and Pinniped keepers.


Thanks for visiting Jessica Ross. We are so happy to welcome you back! We hope you visit again soon.

Have you made your reservation yet?


We end #NationalZookeeperWeek with a great look at what it’s like to be a keeper courtesy of Grace Erker, a bird keeper at the Saint Louis Zoo. She was featured on KMOV Channel 4 Great Day St. Louis.

#BringTheStlZooToYou – July 23

July 23, 2020

Zookeeper Week Spotlight on Invertebrate Keepers

Hello from our Trinidad chevron tarantula here in the Bayer Insectarium! Although the Insectarium has been closed to the public for the last few months, our team of five keepers has continued to provide excellent care to the 100+ species of insects, arachnids, and other invertebrates that call the building home.

Since March, we are proud to have welcomed over 600 newborn walking stick insects hatched from eggs in our nursery, released 40 pairs of federally endangered American burying beetles back into the wild, and cared for f four-month-old butterflies (elderly by most butterfly standards) that continue to enjoy fruit and nectar in the Mary Ann Lee Butterfly Wing. 

Zookeeper Week Spotlight on Bird Keepers

While this year has had its challenges for our Bird Keepers, you would never know if you looked around the Bird Department. We cannot say enough good things about our knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated keepers. They have rolled with all of the changes and continued to provide the highest quality of care to the animals under their care. This is especially evident if you look at all of the chicks that have hatched over the past few months. Just to name a few, superb starlings, cape thick-knees, great egrets and crested wood partridge, which are several species that we have not bred in quite some time.


Zookeeper Week Spotlight on Antelope Keepers

From the tiniest Speke’s gazelle to our tallest giraffe, the Antelope Team works hard to care for the Zoo’s hooved animals, marsupials and birds that live with them. Our crew of 11 full-time keepers perform a huge variety of tasks every day! While we care for the needs of our animals through cleaning, behavioral husbandry programs, and assisting in veterinary procedures, we also take care of basic maintenance in our buildings and habitats and help with research and conservation projects both here at the Zoo and across the globe.