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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
Two Western Lowland Gorillas Move Between Saint Louis Zoo and Brookfield ZooCities known for their friendly rivalries have come together to help save a critically endangered species
December 07, 2022
Big Cat Public Safety ActFollowing a decade of advocacy, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums heralds Congressional approval of the ‘Big Cat Public Safety Act.’ The bill now heads to President Biden’s desk for approval. Saint Louis Zoo involved in advocating for this bill
November 22, 2022
Forest Park Living LabThe Forest Park Living Lab is a partnership of Forest Park Forever, The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Saint Louis University, the Saint Louis Zoo, Washington University in St. Louis and the World Bird Sanctuary.
November 04, 2022
Saint Louis Zoo Awards 20222022 Saint Louis Zoo Conservation Award Goes to Belinda Low Mackey
November 01, 2022
U.S. Bank Wild LightsU.S. Bank Wild Lights is select nights Nov. 25-December 30
October 28, 2022