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August 18, 2023
Limitless Lizard Diversity in ArmeniaNestled within the diverse landscapes of Armenia lies amazing reptile diversity, including many species of lizard. Director of the Saint Louis Zoo Center for Conservation in Western Asia and Curator of Herpetology and Aquatics Justin Elden explores a few of these unique animals in his recent blog.
August 15, 2023
Working for WolvesWildCare Park Keeper Joshua Sydney-Smith dives into the recent meeting regarding the American Red Wolf and the Mexican Wolf Saving Animals From Extinction programs.
July 26, 2023
Connecting Communities for Bird Conservation in the Northern Mariana IslandsConservation Audience Research and Evaluation Associate Erin Tate dives into the Zoo’s work in the Northern Mariana Islands and our support of their local bird species through the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute Center for Avian Conservation in the Pacific.
July 07, 2023
Yes, I’m a Beetle GroupieThis summer, the Zoo released 145 American burying beetle pairs (and a few bachelor males) to wild prairies. Human Resources Generalist John Russell, III participated in the preparation and the implementation of these reintroductions. Read more in his blog!
June 29, 2023
See and Be Your True SelfIn his recent blog, Saint Louis Zoo Director Michael Macek shares his story of seeing and being his true self.
June 06, 2023
National Caves and Karst DayJune 6 is National Caves and Karst Day! Curator of Herpetology and Aquatics Justin Elden shares why this day is important.
June 06, 2023
A Sea Lion Story: Ella's Journey to the Saint Louis ZooElla, our newest California sea lion, arrived at the Saint Louis Zoo in November 2022. Her journey to the Zoo has been a unique one.
May 25, 2023
Notes from the Field: A Dream Come True in ArmeniaDuring recent fieldwork in Armenia, Herpetarium Keeper Isaac Wilson supported conserving animals in Western Asia, specifically Armenia, through the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute Center for Conservation in Western Asia.
May 11, 2023
Happy Endangered Species Day!The Zoo is celebrating Endangered Species Day on Friday, May 19, 2023! Dive into this long post to learn about the several animals highlighted on this special day.
April 21, 2023
Happy Birthday, Amur Leopards Anya and Irina!On Friday, April 21, 2023, Amur leopards Anya and Irina turned one year old! Carnivore Keeper Jackie McGarrahan dives into their first year in the blog!
April 19, 2023
Notes from the Field: Cheetah Conservation Up CloseDuring recent fieldwork in Namibia, Carnivore Keeper Carolyn Kelly supported Cheetah Conservation Fund, an organization that takes a holistic approach to saving cheetahs and their habitats.
March 31, 2023
The Boundless Benefits of BiomaterialsHow do zoos contribute to science? In a recent blog, Saint Louis Zoo Director of Research David Powell addresses this question while diving into a recent study on zoos’ contributions to science and society.
March 28, 2023
From Galápagos to Madagascar: A Journey to Save TortoisesIn November 2022, staff from the Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine and Saint Louis Zoo Department of Animal Health traveled to southern Madagascar to perform health evaluations of critically endangered radiated tortoises slated to be released back into the wild.
March 17, 2023
Meet Lead Horticulturalist Bridget Whittaker!Bridget is the woman responsible for assisting the horticulture manager and supporting the team of 13 employees that maintain and care for the Zoo’s many landscape and interior plantscapes.
March 13, 2023
Introducing the PackKeeper Jeremy Martin introduces the American red wolf pack at Saint Louis Zoo Sears Lehmann, Jr. Wildlife Reserve, located in Franklin County, Missouri.
February 10, 2023
Birds of a Feather Give Corticosterone Concentrations TogetherSaint Louis Zoo Endocrinologist Corinne Kozlowski discusses the important information the Zoo gathers from "lucky" feathers.
January 27, 2023
Assessing Equid FriendshipManager of Behavioral Sciences Eli Baskir addresses this equid socialization while diving into research that uses data taken over nearly a decade.
January 19, 2023
Flexing for Mussels in IllinoisInsectarium Keeper Robert ‘Grey’ Andre discusses a recent survey of freshwater mussels in Illinois.
January 09, 2023