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

Christy Childs, Public Relations Manager
childs@stlzoo.org

(314) 646-4639

Erin Heffernan, Public Relations Specialist
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(314) 646-4945

Megan Pellock, Public Relations Coordinator
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(314) 646-4703

February 23, 2024

Saint Louis Zoo and Saint Louis University Scientists Co-Lead Two Groundbreaking Studies of Critically Endangered Giant Tortoises on Santa Cruz Island in Galapagos, Ecuador

New scientific papers covering more than 10 years of study were published in collaboration with scientists from the Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis University, Charles Darwin Foundation and other partners

January 30, 2024

Scimitar-horned oryx Conservation Win

Due to the conservation efforts of organizations around the world, the scimitar-horned oryx is no longer extinct in the wild!

January 26, 2024

Saint Louis Zoo Announces 'Animals Aglow' Lantern Festival

Dozens of towering lanterns in wildlife shapes will give the Zoo a new glow this spring.

January 12, 2024

Job Fair

Energetic, responsible and service-oriented individuals with day and night availability are needed for part-time positions.

January 11, 2024

Adopt a Saint Louis Zoo Amur Tiger for Valentine's Day

Your gift will help support the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals for a full year.

January 09, 2024

Sabarras George Named the Next Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Park Director

George will assume the role on February 5, 2024.

December 28, 2023

Orangutan Baby

Sumatran orangutan Rubih gave birth to her first baby on Friday morning, Dec. 22, 2023, at Jungle of the Apes at the Saint Louis Zoo. This is the first orangutan birth at the Zoo in nine years and an important addition to the population of critically endangered Sumatran orangutans. See below for updates.

December 14, 2023

Saint Louis Zoo Elephant News

The Zoo is committed to conserving this endangered species

November 28, 2023

Saint Louis Zoo-reared eastern hellbender found with clutch of eggs on Gasconade River in Missouri

Missouri Department of Conservation and partners, including Saint Louis Zoo, reach yet another milestone to recover endangered hellbender in Missouri.

November 21, 2023

Three Amur Tiger Cubs Born

Their births are important for the survival of this critically endangered big cat

November 13, 2023

2023 Saint Louis Zoo Awards

2023 Saint Louis Zoo Conservation Award Goes to Dr. Crickette Sanz and Dr. David Morgan. Spire, Pershing Charitable Trust and Judy and Nick Kouchoukos also honored with Zoo Awards

November 09, 2023

Saint Louis Zoo Mourns the Loss of Elderly Asian Elephant Donna

The Saint Louis Zoo has said goodbye to beloved, elderly Asian elephant Donna. She was humanely euthanized this morning, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, at the age of 52.

October 26, 2023

Health Update on Elderly Female Asian Elephant Donna

Donna was recently diagnosed with a condition known as primary hyperparathyroidism.

October 17, 2023

Asian Elephant Rani Has Died

The Saint Louis Zoo is saddened to announce that Rani (pronounced “Ronnie”), a 27-year-old female Asian elephant, has died.

October 11, 2023

Zoos and Aquariums Join Forces to Advance Global Goals to Protect Wildlife and Wild Places Across the World

With the Power of Millions Behind Us: We Are Resolved to Halt and Reverse the World’s Catastrophic Decline in Biodiversity

September 05, 2023

Zootoberfest

Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Oct. 7-8, 2023

September 05, 2023

Boo at the Zoo presented by SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hosptial

The Zoo's family-friendly Halloween experience is open nightly, Oct. 13-29, 2023. Sensory-friendly night is Oct. 16. Tickets required.

September 05, 2023

New E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Zoological Studies at UMSL and Senior Scientist at Saint Louis Zoo

Michael “Michi” Tobler has taken over as the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Zoological Studies at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, effective Aug. 15. As part of his new role, he will also serve as Senior Scientist at the Saint Louis Zoo.

August 11, 2023

Toss the Tusk Event Hosted by Saint Louis Zoo

Association of Zoos and Aquariums, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Saint Louis Zoo team up to help save elephants from wildlife trafficking through an elephant ivory surrendering event at the Zoo

July 12, 2023

Assistant Secretary Estenoz Visits the Saint Louis Zoo

Visit comes as nation celebrates Endangered Species Act’s 50th Anniversary.
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