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Billy Brennan, Director of Public Relations & Government Affairs
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Megan Pellock, Public Relations Coordinator
May 30, 2023
Western Lowland Gorilla Kayin Joins Saint Louis ZooMale western lowland gorilla Kayin (Kay’-in) arrived safely at the Saint Louis Zoo last week, completing a move that was based on a recommendation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
May 16, 2023
New Studies on Local Turtles and Galapagos TortoisesSaint Louis Zoo staff, in collaboration with Saint Louis University and others, published two new studies on the effects of human activities on turtles and tortoises.
April 28, 2023
Saint Louis Zoo Helps Release Thousands of Tropical SnailsZoo keepers from four institutions, including the Saint Louis Zoo, have released thousands of tropical snails into their French Polynesian island homes. These snails were bred in various zoos in an effort to reintroduce several snail species, a few of which are extinct in the wild.
February 16, 2023
Ivory Surrender Events Invite Public to “Toss The Tusk” to Save ElephantsAssociation of Zoos & Aquariums, AZA’s Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announce public events that draw attention to the elephant poaching crisis and illegal trade of elephant ivory in the United States. The Saint Louis Zoo will participate on Friday, August 11.
December 07, 2022
Big Cat Public Safety ActFollowing a decade of advocacy, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums heralds Congressional approval of the ‘Big Cat Public Safety Act.’ The bill now heads to President Biden’s desk for approval. Saint Louis Zoo involved in advocating for this bill
November 22, 2022
Forest Park Living LabThe Forest Park Living Lab is a partnership of Forest Park Forever, The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Saint Louis University, the Saint Louis Zoo, Washington University in St. Louis and the World Bird Sanctuary.
October 28, 2022
First Baby Francois’ Langur Ever Born at the Saint Louis ZooJust in time for Halloween, we share with you our newest and cutest li’l pumpkin-haired baby, Rhubarb! The 1-month-old female Francois’ langur was born on September 30 to mom Dolly and dad Deshi at the Michael and Quirsis Riney Primate Canopy Trails at the Saint Louis Zoo.
October 18, 2022
The Health of Ambassador AnimalsHave you ever visited the Zoo and enjoyed a close-up encounter with an animal? If so, you likely interacted with one of the Zoo’s many animal ambassadors.
August 16, 2022
10,000th hellbender released to the wildThe Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) are celebrating a historic milestone in hellbender conservation in Missouri. As of August 2022, the total Saint Louis Zoo-raised endangered Ozark and eastern hellbenders released into the wild since 2008 now numbers over 10,000 individuals.
July 12, 2022
Amur Leopard Cubs Explore Big Cat CountryOn Tuesday, July 12, two 3-month-old Amur leopard cub females, Anya and Irina (pronounced Ah-na and eye-REE-na), were given access for the first time to their outdoor habitat at Big Cat Country at the Saint Louis Zoo.
May 09, 2022