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April 24, 2024

Wildlife Tracking in St. Louis

Dr. Stella Uiterwaal, a post-doctoral researcher with Forest Park Living, discusses her interest in wildlife as a child, her work with Forest Park Living Lab and the steps it takes to track wildlife in Forest Park and around St. Louis.

March 18, 2024

Our Animals

Saint Louis Zoo celebrates viper births 

Curator of Herpetology and Aquatics Justin Elden explains why 2023 was one of the most productive breeding seasons for the Charles H. Hoessle Herpetarium.

March 04, 2024


Lessons from lemurs: Saint Louis Zoo grant allows keeper to work in Madagascar

Primate Keeper Emma Ahern always dreamed of observing lemurs in the only place in the world where they live in the wild: Madagascar.

August 18, 2023


Limitless Lizard Diversity in Armenia

Nestled 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 Wolves

WildCare 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 Islands

Conservation 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 Groupie

This 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 Self

In 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 Day

June 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 Zoo

Ella, 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 Armenia

During 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

Our Animals

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 Close

During 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 Biomaterials

How 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 Tortoises

In 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 Pack

Keeper 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

Our Animals

Birds of a Feather Give Corticosterone Concentrations Together

Saint Louis Zoo Endocrinologist Corinne Kozlowski discusses the important information the Zoo gathers from "lucky" feathers.

January 27, 2023

Our Animals

Assessing Equid Friendship

Manager of Behavioral Sciences Eli Baskir addresses this equid socialization while diving into research that uses data taken over nearly a decade.
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