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January 19, 2023

Job Fairs

The Saint Louis Zoo will host job fairs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Feb. 3, and from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, in The Living World at the Zoo’s North Entrance for those interested in part-time work at the Zoo.

January 12, 2023

Valentine Adoption - Harbor Seal

Adopt a Saint Louis Zoo harbor seal for someone you love this Valentine’s Day and your gift will help support the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals for a full year.

December 07, 2022

Big Cat Public Safety Act

Following 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 Lab

The 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 2022

2022 Saint Louis Zoo Conservation Award Goes to Belinda Low Mackey

November 01, 2022

U.S. Bank Wild Lights

U.S. Bank Wild Lights is select nights Nov. 25-December 30

October 28, 2022

First Baby Francois’ Langur Ever Born at the Saint Louis Zoo

Just 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 Award

The 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 Animals

Have 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 pandemics

This 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 wild

The 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 Zoo

Male 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

Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Park Updates

Several Updates on Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Park

July 12, 2022

Amur Leopard Cubs Explore Big Cat Country

On Tuesday, July 12, two 3-month-old Amur leopard cub females, Anya and Irina (pronounced Ah-na and eye-REE-na), were given access for the first time to their outdoor habitat at Big Cat Country at the Saint Louis Zoo.

July 08, 2022

Saint Louis Zoo Saddened by Passing of Chimpanzee Mlinzi

The Saint Louis Zoo is saddened to announce that Mlinzi, a beloved 29-year-old female chimpanzee, has died.

May 26, 2022

Urban Chestnut Releases New Seasonal STL Zoo Bier Big Cat Golden Pilsner

To raise awareness about the importance of animal welfare and conservation, the Saint Louis Zoo teamed up with Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC) in 2019 to create STL Zoo Bier, the first official beer of the Saint Louis Zoo.

May 19, 2022

Two Amur Leopard Cubs Born at Saint Louis Zoo

Two critically endangered Amur leopard cubs were born at the Saint Louis Zoo on April 21, 2022. The little females are the first cubs born at the Zoo since 2010 and their births are a significant contribution to the population of Amur leopards in North American zoos. This species is considered one of the most endangered cats in the world.

May 09, 2022

Research published: Nonlethal parasites reduce how much their wild hosts eat, leading to ecosystem effects

A new study led by Washington University in St. Louis uses a mathematical model and a global meta-analysis to highlight the cascading consequences of common parasitic infections in wild animals on terrestrial ecosystems.

May 09, 2022

Somali wild ass born at the Saint Louis Zoo

A female Somali wild ass was born at the Saint Louis Zoo on April 8, 2022. Please give a wild welcome to Astrid! Though only a few weeks old, Astrid is a vibrant part of the herd. She is full of energy, but still keeps close to mom Tukia (pronounced too-KEE-ya).

April 19, 2022

First Monkey Born Since Primate Canopy Trails Opened at Saint Louis Zoo

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