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The Living World

The North Entrance of the Saint Louis Zoo

As a welcome point to the Zoo, The Living World at the Zoo's North Entrance is your all-in-one information center. Stop by the Welcome Desk to pick up membership benefits or purchase an Adventure Pass and save on the Zoo's most popular attractions.

Dining and Shopping

  • Cafe Kudu

    Enjoy fresh, made-to-order grilled hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, or our new plant-based "Beyond Burger," cooked before your eyes on our open indoor grill. Kudu has a wide range of kid-friendly meals, and a great choice of appetizers as well.

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  • Treetop Shop

    The largest store at the Zoo is Treetop Shop located in The Living World at the Zoo’s North Entrance.

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Rent This Space!

The Living World can seat 280 guests for dinner and host 500 guests for cocktail hour – and that's not including the life-size shark, squid and stingray sculptures that will greet you at the event!

  • Up to 280 guests for seated dinner

  • Spanning the upstairs and downstairs of the rotunda

  • Available for rent seven days a week