Tag: St. Louis Zoo

RELEASE: Saint Louis Zoo Pollinator Dinner is June 19, 2018

What: The 10th annual Pollinator Dinner will focus on the diverse foods that pollinators help to provide. Before dinner, guests can enjoy honeybee-pollinated beverages and a honey tasting while visiting exhibitor displays about pollinators, food, agriculture, gardening and habitat restoration. The gourmet dinner buffet includes salads, sides, main courses and desserts prepared with ingredients provided by pollinators, such as almonds and walnuts, a variety of fruit and vegetables, herbs, honey and more. After dinner, sip […]

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.” […]

St. Louis student one of two Missourians selected for United States Senate Youth Program

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has selected a local student to represent the state of Missouri at the nation’s capital during the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week starting Saturday. The extremely competitive national merit-based program brings only 104 of the most outstanding high school students within the country. Two students are chosen from each state and travel to Washington, D.C. for an intensive week-long study of the federal government and the people who […]

Saint Louis Zoo to celebrate International Polar Bear Day on Feb. 24

The Saint Louis Zoo announced Tuesday it will celebrate International Polar Bear Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 at McDonnell Polar Bear Point. Although the official International Polar Bear Day falls on Feb. 27, carnivore keepers will offer keeper chats for visitors and enrichment activities for Kali (pronounced CULL-ee), the Zoo’s 5-year-old, 1,150-pound male polar bear three days early from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visitors can learn about polar […]

St. Louis Zoo to hold two job fairs

The St. Louis Zoo will host two job fairs in the next several weeks. The area’s free and award-winning zoo said in a press release it will hold its first job-searching event on Saturday, Jan. 27, followed by another on Friday, Feb. 9 in The Living World at the North Entrance for those interested in part-time seasonal work. In addition to spring, summer and fall employees, the Zoo also is seeking applicants who have immediate availability this […]

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 […]