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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.

November 06, 2023

Holiday Zootique at the Zoo

Shop Holiday Zootique on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023

November 06, 2023

Holiday Gift Ideas

Find holiday gifts for everyone on your list at the Saint Louis Zoo this year.

November 03, 2023

U.S. Bank Wild Lights at Saint Louis Zoo

5 to 8:30 p.m. select nights Nov. 24 through Dec. 30, 2023

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


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.

May 30, 2023

Western Lowland Gorilla Kayin Joins Saint Louis Zoo

Male 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 Tortoises

Saint 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 Families

Henry 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 Zoo

The 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 Snails

Zoo 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.
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