Tag: St. 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 […]

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 […]

Raja’s 25th birthday honored with proclamations from Mayor Krewson and County Executive Stenger

Though he wasn’t there to see it, St. Louis’ beloved elephant Raja had a big birthday bash Wednesday at the St. Louis Zoo. The elephant of the hour who turned 25 years old didn’t make an appearance at his own birthday party, however. Due to the extremely cold temperatures, zoo officials said Raja spent the day indoors with the other elephants in a climate-controlled barn. Zoo officials added that Raja received plenty of cool treats […]

Weather freezes out St. Louis Zoo elephant’s birthday bash

For the third time in his life, Raja, the St. Louis Zoo’s Asian bull elephant, won’t be present for his birthday celebration. Cold temperatures and ice-covered paths have forced zoo officials to cancel Wednesday’s scheduled 25th birthday party for Raja, the first Asian elephant born at the zoo. “Because the Saint Louis Zoo is dedicated to caring for animals, Raja and the other elephants will be in their indoor climate-controlled barn,” the zoo said in […]

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 […]

RELEASE: Elephant tests positive for Tuberculosis at St. Louis Zoo

Ellie, a 46-year-old Asian elephant at the Saint Louis Zoo, has tested positive for tuberculosis (TB). Zoo veterinarians and the elephant care team are preparing to start her on an appropriate treatment regimen. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Missouri Department of Agriculture and local agencies have been informed about Ellie’s test results, and the Zoo is following appropriate management and treatment plans while keeping these agencies informed. Ellie does not pose an exposure risk […]

‘Wild Lights’ to illuminate St. Louis Zoo for 18th year

The Saint Louis Zoo is getting into the Christmas season once again by lighting up their grounds with Christmas lights for the 18th straight year. The annual U.S. Bank Wild Lights will open November 24-26, for the first of five weeks from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., featuring a wild, arctic wonderland with over half a million twinkling lights. “Every year the event gets bigger and better with more lights and activities for all ages,” St. […]

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 […]

Zoo grizzlies moving into new habitat Centene helped fund

After a mama bear became a problem in Montana and was put down, wildlife officials were tasked with finding a new home for her two cubs. Huck and Finley are in quarantine for now, but will soon move into a brand new $11.1 million habitat, complete with a waterfall, rock bluff, ponds and other things bears love, like grass and dirt. A wading pool is supported on one side by a thick glass wall, that […]