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River's Edge

Take a journey along a mythical waterway through four continents to discover how wildlife, plants and people interact. River's Edge is the Saint Louis Zoo's first immersion exhibit—a lushly planted naturalistic environment showcasing multiple species from around the world.


Dining and Shopping

  • Hippo Hideaway

    Feed your inner hungry hippo at the ultimate snack shack, and cool off with a refreshing beverage. Offering soft jumbo pretzels, fresh popcorn, hot dogs, cotton candy, ice cream treats and  frozen ICEEs, Hippo Hideaway is the perfect place to find your favorite Zoo snack.

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  • Laughing Hyena

    Take a break in the shade at the Laughing Hyena, the ultimate adult “hydration” destination! Quench your thirst with an array of local craft beers, and 24oz margaritas for those 21 and older. Dippin’ Dots are available for the kids, too!

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  • River Camp Cafe

    Walking through four continents along the River’s Edge, you can really work up an appetite! River Camp Café is the perfect location to cure your hunger. You'll find barbeque pulled pork sandwiches, juicy quarter-pound cheeseburgers, smothered tater-tot bowls, and much more!

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