Open everyday at 8 am, the St. Louis Zoo is a marvelous wildlife preserve for rare and endangered species in a beautiful environment. Free admission, gorgeous landscaping, and exotic animals kept happy in pleasantly large exhibits make this zoo one of the best in the United States.
The exhibits are designed with the animals’ comfort and aesthetics in mind. The beautiful flowers and plants highlight the false wilderness that surrounds such exhibits as River’s Edge where you can find a family of large Asian elephants, Andean bears, hippos swimming in their tank, and intelligent hyenas. Red Rocks is another lovely exhibit home to the big cats of St. Louis. Visit the lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars and then walk over to see the popular giraffes and zebras.
The St. Louis Zoo is also home to a family of rescued lowland gorillas at the Primate House along with orangutans. The clever and cute monkeys are housed in Peabody Hall while you can hop down to the Monsanto Insectarium and the Herpetarium to see creepy crawlies.
You can see it all at the St. Louis Zoo and they are always evolving to keep animals happy and healthy, and to acquire new species. Visit the newly redesigned Polar Bear Point, the aquarium, and Sea Lion Sound to watch as the seals and sea lions catch fish and do tricks.
The zoo offers special deals and events such as free admission to the Children’s Zoo and Pet the Stingrays at Caribbean Cove everyday between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. Other attractions include the Zooline Railroad, Conservation Carousel, Safari Tours, and a number of gift shops and cafes.
Dedicated to conservation, the St. Louis Zoo has a history of rescuing endangered and rare animals from extinction through breeding programs, environmental initiatives, and more.