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Phil the Gorilla

About this Ceremony Site

Host your event in an intimate setting where a statue of one of the Saint Louis Zoo's most beloved animals, Phil, resides.

Thousands of animals have called the Saint Louis Zoo home, but none have been as beloved as Phil the gorilla who arrived in September 1941. It would have been difficult then to guess how popular—or how large—the small gorilla would become.

No matter his size, Phil held a big spot in the hearts of St. Louisans. It was his playfulness that endeared him. Phil was known as a practical joker who liked to rip off the shirts of zoo keepers and splash water at visitors who came to see him.

Max capacity: 75
Evening availability only (after Zoo hours).