Tag: Saint Louis Zoo

RELEASE: Saint Louis Zoo’s First Bank sea lion shows begin Friday with “Spring Training”

The Saint Louis Zoo’s sea lions of summer are reporting to “Spring Training” starting Friday, March 16 (weather permitting) at the First Bank Sea Lion Show at Sea Lion Sound. Zoo trainers are working with these intelligent pinnipeds on high jumps, flipper walks, high dives, Frisbee tosses and other acrobatic and athletic behaviors. Throughout the show, trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, animal fun facts and the need for conserving the sea lions’ […]

Saint Louis Zoo agrees on land purchase in St. Louis County

The Saint Louis Zoo Association and the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562 announced Friday that they have entered into a sale agreement for the union’s 452-acre complex in north St. Louis County for $7.1 million. According to the zoo, the funds were allocated using privately donated funds. The space would be used for the zoo’s continued effort to mission to conserve animals. Jeffrey Bonner, the chief executive officer of the Saint Louis […]

RELEASE: Register for Saint Louis Zoo Summer Education Programs

From the ever-popular Camp KangaZoo to individual programs for all ages, the Saint Louis Zoo’s Education Department has classes, overnight experiences and daytime adventures for everyone in the family. Online registration begins March 6 for Zoo members and at 2 p.m. on March 7 for general public. Program fees vary. Camp KangaZoo Camp KangaZoo campers can choose to attend one or two full-day camps with the themes “Animals in Action” and “Battle of the Biomes.” […]

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 […]

RELEASE: Saint Louis Zoo International Children’s Film Festival in February

Big Eyes, Big Minds International Children’s Film Festival of Saint Louis is returning to the Saint Louis Zoo for its second year on Saturdays, Feb. 3, 17 and 24. The festival features award-winning films made for kids, about kids and sometimes by kids. The live-action and animated short films range from 2 to 27 minutes long and are tailored to children 1 to 16 years old; however, adults will find the films equally appealing. Special to […]

RELEASE: The Saint Louis Zoo announces 2017 Conservation Award

The Saint Louis Zoo announced its 2017 Conservation Award and three other Saint Louis Zoo Awards at its 26th annual Marlin Perkins Society Celebration on Nov. 15. The Marlin Perkins Society has grown from 48 to more than 1,100 members over the past 26 years and has generated nearly $25 million in revenue — all to help fund Zoo operations. Conservation Award The Conservation Award was presented to Karen Freeman, Ph.D., research director, and Jean […]

The St. Louis Zoo to throw 25th birthday extravaganza for Raja the elephant

One of St. Louis’ biggest celebrities will celebrate their birthday later this month at River’s Edge at the St. Louis Zoo. Raja, the first Asian elephant born at the St. Louis Zoo will celebrate his 25th birthday by stomping on special presents designed by zoo staff on Dec. 27. The presents that Raja will be opening are filled with some of his favorite things, including cereal, melons, bananas, and popcorn. In addition, large trees will be provided […]

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 […]