Zoo Expert Interviews

The Saint Louis Zoo is happy to provide 20-minute virtual expert interviews to students or groups who are learning about specific animals or Zoo-related topics. Led by educators who work closely with our colleagues in Animal Division, they are able to answer your questions about animals in our care, conservation work we are doing at the Zoo and around the world, and the Zoo’s dedication to caring for all animals.

Once payment has been received ($25 per 20-minute interview, payable by credit card), the Zoo will provide a unique-to-you Zoom link for access to your interview.  We do require a minimum of two week's booking notice for virtual programs.

See list of topics below and complete our inquiry form.

Inquiry Form

Topics For 20 Minute Expert Interviews


  • Penguin Conservation
  • Ape Conservation
  • Lemur Conservation
  • Palm Oil
  • Pollinators
  • Citizen Science
  • Partula Snail Conservation
  • American Burying Beetle Conservation
  • Native Songbird Conservation
  • Chelonian (Turtle and Tortoise) Conservation
  • One Health/Conservation Medicine
  • Pacific Island Bird Conservation
  • African Carnivore Conservation – Cheetahs, Lions, Painted Dogs
  • Alaska/Arctic/Climate Change
  • Horn of Africa Conservation
  • African Ungulate/Antelope conservation
  • Asian Ungulate conservation
  • Elephant Conservation

Animal Care

  • Animal Enrichment
  • Animal Training
  • Life Support Systems
  • Zoo Habitat Design
  • Being A Zookeeper
  • Zoo Nutrition
  • Zoo Research
  • Animal Reproductive Management
  • Bird Care – Egg and chick rearing

Our Zoo Animals

  • Penguins
  • Puffins
  • Marine Birds
  • Orangutans
  • Chimpanzees
  • Gorillas
  • Apes
  • Lemurs
  • Monkeys
  • Frogs and Toads
  • Snakes
  • Lizards
  • Turtles and Tortoises
  • Bird House Species
  • Cypress Swamp Species
  • Avian Adaptations
  • Bears
  • Elephants/Pachyderms
  • Our Elephant Family
  • Big Cat Country Species
  • Cheetahs, hyenas, painted dogs
  • Red Rocks Antelope/Ungulate species
  • California sea lions/harbor seals
  • Zoo small carnivores (red panda, dwarf mongoose, bat eared foxes)
  • Carnivores (general)
  • Ungulates/Antelope (general)


  • Special requests subject to availability.