Take a journey along a mythical waterway through four continents to discover how wildlife, plants and people interact. River's Edge is the Saint Louis Zoo's first immersion exhibit—a lushly planted naturalistic environment showcasing multiple species from around the world. 

South America

Andean bears, bush dogs, capybaras, giant anteaters.

Africa Savanna

Black rhinos, painted dogs, bat-eared foxes, red river hogs, carmine bee-eater.

Africa Nile

Hippos, hyenas, cheetahs, mongooses.


Asian elephants, Malayan sun bears.

North America

Missouri wetland, Missouri River aquarium.

Food & Shopping

Along the waterway, you maywant to sip a refreshing drink at Hippo Hideaway or grab a delicious meal at River Camp Cafe.

Train Station

The Zooline Railroad has a station located at the entrance to River's Edge.

River Camp

At the end of the trail is River Camp, a conference/banquet facility for meetings and special events.