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September 05, 2023
New E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Zoological Studies at UMSL and Senior Scientist at Saint Louis ZooMichael “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.
September 05, 2023
ZootoberfestSaturdays 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 HosptialThe Zoo's family-friendly Halloween experience is open nightly, Oct. 13-29, 2023. Sensory-friendly night is Oct. 16. Tickets required.
August 11, 2023
Toss the Tusk Event Hosted by Saint Louis ZooAssociation 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 ZooVisit comes as nation celebrates Endangered Species Act’s 50th Anniversary.
May 30, 2023
Western Lowland Gorilla Kayin Joins Saint Louis ZooMale western lowland gorilla Kayin (Kay’-in) arrived safely at the Saint Louis Zoo last week, completing a move that was based on a recommendation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
May 16, 2023
New Studies on Local Turtles and Galapagos TortoisesSaint Louis Zoo staff, in collaboration with Saint Louis University and others, published two new studies on the effects of human activities on turtles and tortoises.
May 12, 2023
Saint Louis Zoo Unveils Name and Shares Plans for the New Experience for Children and FamiliesHenry A. Jubel Foundation Destination Discovery will have Animal Adventures at Every Turn. Target public opening in 2026
May 05, 2023
Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day at the ZooThe Saint Louis Zoo is hosting a free event for World Migratory Bird Day, on Friday, May 12. Activities, educational engagements, and themed-treats will be available throughout the Zoo, as guests learn about the importance of helping migratory birds.
April 28, 2023
Saint Louis Zoo Helps Release Thousands of Tropical SnailsZoo keepers from four institutions, including the Saint Louis Zoo, have released thousands of tropical snails into their French Polynesian island homes. These snails were bred in various zoos in an effort to reintroduce several snail species, a few of which are extinct in the wild.
April 17, 2023
New Bird Show “Winging It” at Saint Louis ZooSpring Training shows begin May 6
April 13, 2023
First zoo-raised hellbender successfully reproducing in the wildThis is a significant milestone in population recovery efforts of the endangered Ozark hellbender.
March 28, 2023
New Electric Train Debuts at Saint Louis ZooTrain named after Mary Meachum
March 21, 2023
Andean Bear Ben to Move to New Home at the Gladys Porter Zoo in TexasSaint Louis Zoo experts worked to find a new home that suits his unique personality
March 14, 2023
Saint Louis Zoo Association Elects New Officers, Names New MembersSaint Louis Zoo Association elected new officers and announced new board members at its last meeting in December 2022.
February 23, 2023
Andean bear out of habitat again and returned safelyThe Zoo Animal Emergency Response protocol was implemented and various team members responded accordingly.
February 16, 2023
Ivory Surrender Events Invite Public to “Toss The Tusk” to Save ElephantsAssociation of Zoos & Aquariums, AZA’s Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announce public events that draw attention to the elephant poaching crisis and illegal trade of elephant ivory in the United States. The Saint Louis Zoo will participate on Friday, August 11.
February 15, 2023
Congolese Government Elevates Conservation Status of Great Ape HabitatSaint Louis Zoo provided support for scientists to inform inclusion of the Djéké Triangle to Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo.
February 08, 2023
Andean bear outside of habitat returned safelyAn Andean bear named Ben was discovered outside of its habitat in the River’s Edge. The bear was secured near his habitat and staff were able to tranquilize and safely return him to the indoor holding area safely.
February 06, 2023