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Billy Brennan, Director of Public Relations & Government Affairs

(314) 646-4633

Christy Childs, Public Relations Manager

(314) 646-4639

Erin Heffernan, Public Relations Specialist

(314) 646-4945

Megan Pellock, Public Relations Coordinator

(314) 646-4703

November 04, 2022

Saint Louis Zoo Awards 2022

2022 Saint Louis Zoo Conservation Award Goes to Belinda Low Mackey

October 27, 2022

Saint Louis Zoo Awarded World Association Zoos and Aquariums Conservation Award

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has awarded the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute the WAZA conservation award for the Center for Avian Health in the Galápagos Islands.

July 08, 2022

Saint Louis Zoo Saddened by Passing of Chimpanzee Mlinzi

The Saint Louis Zoo is saddened to announce that Mlinzi, a beloved 29-year-old female chimpanzee, has died.

June 10, 2022

Western Lowland Gorilla Nadaya Joins New Zoo

Male western lowland gorilla Nadaya (Nah-DIE-ya) arrived safely at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington last week, completing a move that was based on a breeding recommendation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

March 24, 2021

Dr. Jeffrey Bonner to Retire as the Dana Brown President & CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo

Jeffrey Bonner, Ph.D., Dana Brown President & CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo, today announced his intention to retire at the end of this year after leading the organization for 19 years. The St. Louis Zoological Park Subdistrict Commission has begun the process of an international search to identify Dr. Bonner's successor in the coming months.