Tag: wildlife

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 […]

Offer input at Missouri Department of Conservation 80th Anniversary Open House in Kirksville Aug. 14

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – This year, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) celebrates 80 years of serving nature and you. MDC was founded by Missourians – concerned by the state’s decimated fish, forests, and wildlife – through a constitutional amendment passed in 1936 to create the nation’s first apolitical conservation agency in 1937. Keeping with its tradition of citizen-based conservation, MDC will hold open houses around the state in August through October to share information and […]

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 […]

Landowners see ‘bigger picture,’ join forces with Missouri Department of Conservation to eliminate feral hogs

So far in 2017, MDC and partners have removed 4,128 feral hogs in Missouri. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — When Ken Hobbs bought his 362 acres in Reynolds County, it was pristine and he planned to farm cattle and goats on the land. Then feral hogs moved in. Feral hogs are an aggressive invasive species. Their violent nature, rooting habits, and known diseases pose a threat to wildlife, farm crops, and the balance of nature. “I […]