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River's Edge

North America

Welcome to North America and the Missouri wetland and Missouri river aquarium. Here you will explore a simulated beaver dam, learn about river floods and become mesmerized watching Missouri native fish including gar, bluegill and whiskered catfish.

Animals in North America

Hidden Details

  • Keep a lookout for the massasauga rattlesnake resting on a mud mound
  • Search for the simulated beaver dam
  • Explore the bat cave at the end of the journey


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.

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