Our Mission

The mission of the Saint Louis Zoo is to conserve animals and their habitats through animal
management, research, recreation, and educational programs that encourage the support and
enrich the experience of the public.

Located on 90 acres in Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo is home to more than 603* species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. It is one of the few free zoos in the nation and has been named #1 zoo by Zagat Survey's U.S. Family Travel Guide in association with Parenting magazine. The Zoo annually attracts 3 million visitors, who can see more than 14,840* wild animals—not including the thousands of leafcutter ants and butterflies at the Zoo.

See About the Saint Louis Zoo fact sheet.

On The Web:

Zoo website: stlzoo.org
Facebook: facebook.com/stlzoo
Twitter: twitter.com/stlzoo
YouTube: youtube.com/stlzootube
Instagram: instagram.com/stlzoo
Pinterest: pinterest.com/stlzoo

Media Contacts

If you are a member of the media, please let us know if you need assistance with interviews, images or information.

Susan Gallagher, Public Relations Director
E-mail: gallagher@stlzoo.org
Direct: (314) 646-4633
Zoo: (314) 781-0900, ext. 4633
Fax: (314) 646-5532

Christy Childs, Public Relations Manager
E-mail: childs@stlzoo.org
Direct: (314) 646-4639
Zoo: (314) 781-0900, ext. 4639
Fax: (314) 646-5532

*2015 census numbers