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Billy Brennan, Director of Public Relations & Government Affairs
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(314) 646-4633

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(314) 646-4639

Kirby Ewald, Public Relations Coordinator
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Megan Pellock, Public Relations Coordinator
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December 07, 2022

Big Cat Public Safety Act

Following 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 Lab

The 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 Zoo

Just 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 Animals

Have 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 wild

The 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 Country

On 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

Research published: Nonlethal parasites reduce how much their wild hosts eat, leading to ecosystem effects

A new study led by Washington University in St. Louis uses a mathematical model and a global meta-analysis to highlight the cascading consequences of common parasitic infections in wild animals on terrestrial ecosystems.