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. As you enter the 10-acre exhibit, you'll become immersed in the animal's habitats—watching hippos float gracefully underwater, rhinos wallowing in the mud and elephants playing beneath a waterfall. With educational "field stations" and limited barriers or buildings in sight, River's Edge invites you to learn more about the world in which we live.
New Habitats Now Open!
River's Edge is now even wilder with the addition of three new animal habitats which opened on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Purina Painted Dog Preserve features a species that hasn't been seen at the Zoo since the 1950s—the painted dog, or African wild dog. Sun Bear Forest and Andean Bear Range are the new homes for Malayan sun bears and Andean bears.
Enjoy your trip to River's Edge. You never know what's just around the bend...
Bends of the River
|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|
|Asia||Asian elephants, Malayan sun bears|
|North America||Missouri wetland, Missouri River aquarium|
Food & Shopping
Along the waterway, you may also want to sip a refreshing drink at Hippo Hideaway, grab a delicious meal at River Camp Cafe or find a favorite keepsake from Hippoporium.
The Zooline Railroad has a station located at the entrance to River's Edge.