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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
October 28, 2022
First Baby Francois’ Langur Ever Born at the Saint Louis ZooJust in time for Halloween, we share with you our newest and cutest li’l pumpkin-haired baby, Rhubarb! The 1-month-old female Francois’ langur was born on September 30 to mom Dolly and dad Deshi at the Michael and Quirsis Riney Primate Canopy Trails at the Saint Louis Zoo.
October 27, 2022
Saint Louis Zoo Awarded World Association Zoos and Aquariums Conservation AwardThe World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has awarded the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute the WAZA conservation award for the Center for Avian Health in the Galápagos Islands.
October 18, 2022
The Health of Ambassador AnimalsHave you ever visited the Zoo and enjoyed a close-up encounter with an animal? If so, you likely interacted with one of the Zoo’s many animal ambassadors.
October 18, 2022
Zoo experts could be breakout stars in race against future pandemicsThis Year of the Pandemic has been unrelentingly cruel, but there are a few things it wasn't: unexpected, unforeseen or a surprise.
August 16, 2022
10,000th hellbender released to the wildThe Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) are celebrating a historic milestone in hellbender conservation in Missouri. As of August 2022, the total Saint Louis Zoo-raised endangered Ozark and eastern hellbenders released into the wild since 2008 now numbers over 10,000 individuals.
July 28, 2022
Black Rhinoceros Moyo Leaves the Saint Louis ZooMale black rhinoceros Moyo (MOY-oh) arrived safely at Birmingham Zoo in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday, June 11, completing a move that was based on a breeding recommendation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
July 19, 2022