Animals Forever photo by Bob Moore

Saint Louis Zoo

The Saint Louis ZOO is home to more than 3,000 animals and features Jungle of the Apes and Big Cat Country. Additional attractions include the Centene Grizzly Ridge, McDonnell Polar Bear Point, Sea Lion Sound, Emerson Electric Children's Zoo, The Living World educational center, River's Edge, Penguin & Puffin Coast, Monsanto Insectarium, Mary Ann Lee Conservation Carousel, sea lion shows and bird house.

The World's Fair Flight Cage at the Zoo and the Saint Louis Art Museum, located north east of the Zoo, are the two structures remaining in Forest Park that were built for the 1904 World's Fair. Photos highlighting the 1904 World's Fair can be seen at the Missouri Historical Society, located in the Jefferson Memorial Building in Forest Park.

Non-summer hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. General admission to the Zoo is FREE. Parking on the Zoo's two lots is $15 per day. Parking for buses, motor homes and R.V.s is $30 and is available on the South Lot only. Some events and special programs may have an admission cost.

Note: Coolers and picnic baskets are permitted on the Zoo grounds. There are picnic tables located in central areas at the Zoo. All major facilities are wheelchair accessible, as are most restrooms. Wheelchairs and strollers are available to rent at The Living World and South Gate. Wheelchairs: $7 per day; motorized vehicles (limited number) available to those 18 years or older with a major credit card: $25 per day; single strollers are $7 per day; double strollers are $9 per day.

For more information, please call 314-781-0900, 1-800-966-8877 or TDD: 314-768-5421. (Saint Louis Zoo is scheduled to reopen Saturday, June 13. Timed, free reservations are required and available at stlzoo.org)


Elephant Sculpture photo by Betty Moore

A 19' high bronze "Reaching Elephant" sculpture, by Kent Ullberg, is located at the Wells Fargo South Arrival Entrance to the St. Louis Zoo.

Kali polar bear photo by Bob Moore

The playful polar bear Kali at the McDonnell Polar Bear Point delights huge crowds at the Saint Louis Zoo


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