Tag: Saint Louis Zoo

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 […]

International research powerhouses join forces to advance study of life on Earth

In less than half a century, global populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles have declined to less than half their size. One in five of the plant species on earth is currently threatened with extinction in the wild, putting supplies of food and medicines at risk. And some scientists believe a sixth mass extinction event is underway on Earth, triggering the largest loss of species since an asteroid slammed into the planet 66 million years […]

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 […]