Posts Tagged With: St. Louis Zoo

A Mini Urban Galapagos Archipelago in St. Louis???

This project with ties to the St. Louis Zoo is too cool for words.  Check out the video!  This sort of thinking – getting kids in nature to see the science – is truly exciting stuff!

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St. Louis Zoo Welcomes Baby Tawny Frogmouth

Another baby at the St. Louis Zoo!  And another successful pairing thanks to an AZA Species Survival Plan.  Why do you reckon this bird is called a tawny frogmouth?  Yep, you guessed it!  Yum yum…frogs are on this bird’s menu.

Learn more about this fascinating animal by visiting its page on the St. Louis Zoo website.

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Western Black Rhino Extinct

There was sad news this week, as the International Union for Conservation of Nature declared the western black rhino extinct.

This unfortunate news reiterates the importance of Species Survival Plans, which are utilized by the St. Louis Zoo and other AZA institutions.  Click here to learn more about the Species Survival Plan Program.  To find out how you can support rhino conservation and fight poaching, visit rhinos.org.

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New St. Louis Zoo Polar Bear Exhibit Animation

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St. Louis Zoo Expansion

The St. Louis Zoo just keeps getting better and better (both in terms of education and entertainment, which is to say that they make learning fun), and there is so much to be excited about with today’s announcement of future expansion plans, which include an all new southern campus, new animal exhibits, a hotel, gondolas, and a new research center.  Check out the entire story at STLtoday.

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Go Say Goodbye to the Stingrays…

This weekend is your last chance to go pet the stingrays, sharks, and horseshoe crabs at Caribbean Cove at the St. Louis Zoo before the exhibit closes for the year.  Trust me, it’s a lot of fun!  If you can’t make it this weekend, you’ll have to wait for the exhibit to reopen in April 2014.

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Solar Powered St. Louis

St. Louis Zoo, a leader in conservation, has recently installed solar panels to power its gift shop for a savings of about $4500 per year.  How cool is that?  Check out the story here.

The company that donated the panels, StraightUp Solar, is also offering a $250 discount to customers (plus a matching donation to the zoo) through October 31st.  All you have to do for the discount is post a picture of yourself with the zoo’s new solar installation on the Facebook pages of St. Louis Zoo and StraightUp Solar!

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Some Recent News You Might Have Missed…

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