Tag: St. Louis Zoo

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 […]

Newest edition of Clayton Times released

Newest release of Clayton Times was published this week, featuring stories about the recent Clayton Times poll, a sit-down interview with St. Louis County Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger, and an in-depth feature about Netflix’s newest show Ozark. Be sure to grab your copy from various locations within Clayton, and you can take a sneak peek in the gallery below.

St. Louis County Blog — 2 p.m. Local politicians fare well in poll, World Elephant Day celebrations at the zoo, Hawley’s U.S. Senate questions

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, 2 p.m. Clayton Times: Newest edition of Clayton Times released Newest release of Clayton Times was published this week, featuring stories about the recent Clayton Times poll, a sit-down interview with St. Louis County Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger, and an in-depth feature about Netflix’s newest show Ozark. Clayton Times: Five things to do this weekend in St. Louis County Saturday, Aug. 12, join Laumeier’s Master Gardener to learn tips and tricks to keep your […]

St. Louis Zoo World Elephant Day celebration aims to bring awareness for the threatened animals

The St. Louis Zoo and Grant’s Farm will celebrate an annual event that hopes to bring awareness to the world’s wild elephant population on Saturday. World Elephant Day is observed across the world every year and the St. Louis Zoo will have a special World Elephant Day keeper chats that will allow the opportunity for zoo visitors to ask the zookeepers questions regarding what dangers wild elephants face everyday. Katie Pilgrim-Kloppe, zoological manager at the […]

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 […]