Tag: animals

Baby colobus monkey born at the Saint Louis Zoo

Things are going bananas as the Saint Louis Zoo welcomes a brand new baby Guereza colobus monkey within its care. The black and white male colobus monkey was born at the Saint Louis Zoo on Dec. 29, 2017. The baby, who will be named by zookeepers at a later date, and his family can be seen at the Primate House during regular Zoo hours. According to the zoo, colobus infants are born with all white […]

St. Louis Zoo welcomes eight new cheetah cubs

For the first time in its history, eight baby cheetahs were born late last year at the St. Louis Zoo. Born at the St. Louis Zoo River’s Edge Cheetah Breeding Center on Nov. 26, 2017 the cubs, three males and five females, are doing well and will remain in their private, indoor maternity den behind the scenes at River’s Edge for the next several months. The St. Louis Zoo said it will be several months […]

RELEASE: During Cold Weather, Pet Adoption Center Urges Caution Shelter Has Many Animals Waiting For New Homes

Clayton, Mo – (December 29, 2017) –St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and The St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center want to remind pet owners that frigid winter temperatures can be dangerous for pets left outdoors. “Please remember that if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pets,” County Executive Stenger said. The St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center, located at 10521 Baur Blvd, Olivette Mo, is also offering free hay for […]

St. Louis County to offer reduced adoption fees for pets in October

St. Louis County announced on Monday that the county will offer free and reduced pet adoptions in the month of October. As recognition of October being Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and National Pitbull Awareness Month, St. Louis County will set the adoption fee for all dogs one year and older at $20 and the fee will be waived entirely for all pit bull and pit bull mix breeds. According to St. Louis County, typically […]

St. Louis County Police K-9 Ben Received Ballistic/Stab Protective Vest

The St Louis County Police Department’s K9 Ben has received a bullet and stab protective vest, thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Ben’s vest was sponsored by Wayne and Sybille Macke of MO and embroidered with the sentiment: “Protection in memory of Marley”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab […]

Saint Louis Zoo receives $500,000 gift from Safety National

ST. LOUIS (Oct. 5, 2017) – The Saint Louis Zoo has announced a $500,000 gift from Safety National, which is recognized at the Palisades Overlook viewing area of the newly opened Centene Grizzly Ridge. This gift is part of the charitable efforts tied to Safety National’s 75th anniversary in 2017, and is made in honor of its clients, employees and the St. Louis community. “The Zoo is fortunate to have the support of so many […]

Boo Nights at the Saint Louis Zoo

What:  Boo at the Zoo Nights presented by SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nightly, Tuesday, Oct. 17 through Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 NOTE: The Zoo closes for all visitors at 4 p.m. on the days of Boo at the Zoo Nights. Doors re-open at 5:30 p.m. for the ticketed event. Tickets for Boo at the Zoo Nights can be purchased during the day until 4 p.m., or at the […]

Zootoberfest comes to the Saint Louis Zoo

What:  Zootoberfest at the Saint Louis Zoo Enjoy a Zoo-themed, family-friendly Oktoberfest at the Zoo, including fall-related kids’ games and crafts about animal migration and hibernation, live traditional German music, German specialty food available for purchase, and a “biergarten” serving a variety of beers (ages 21 and older), root beer floats and soft drinks. An exclusive Zootoberfest beer stein will be available for purchase. When:             10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30 […]

St. Louis Chapter of American Association of Zoo Keepers is awarded Chapter of the Year for 2017

Yesterday, the St. Louis Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) was awarded the 2017 Barbara Manspeaker AAZK Chapter of the Year award at the annual AAZK National Conference in Washington, D.C. The chapter was recognized for its leadership in advancing the animal care profession, dedication to the association and for promoting conservation to the general public. Among the members of the AAZK St. Louis Chapter are animal care professionals, employees, docents and […]

World elephant day to be celebrated Aug. 12 at Saint Louis Zoo

World Elephant Day is observed across the globe every year and is designed to bring attention to the plight of elephants in the wild. On Saturday, Aug. 12, special World Elephant Day keeper chats will take place at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at River’s Edge, home of the Zoo’s three-generation Asian elephant family. The Zoo will “Go Grey” on its social media channels this week in support of elephants and […]