Located on 90 acres in beautiful Forest Park, the St Louis Zoo is home to 655 species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. It is one of the few free zoos in the nation. Since its inception in 1910, the Zoo has been renowned for its beautiful naturalistic exhibits and for its diverse collection of animals from the major continents and biomes of the world. It is widely recognized for its innovative approaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research and education.Through the Zoo’s WildCare Institute, the Zoo focuses on wildlife management and recovery, conservation science, and support of the human populations that coexist with wildlife in eleven conservation hotspots around the globe, including three in Missouri.
Take a walk in the wild through this thrilling exhibit where elephants are at play, cheetahs dart across a dry plain and hyenas watch warily by!
From the sub-Antarctic to tropical rain forests, see penguins, bears and great apes.
Pet friendly bunnies and goats. Follow a butterfly’s wandering flight. See awesome amphibians.
A lovely stroll through this area, with architecture of the 1920s, you’ll see primates, birds and reptiles in modern habitats.
See lions, tigers and other big cats keep watch on nearby zebras, giraffes and antelope in natural settings.
From refreshments to souvenirs, you’ll find everything you need to make your Zoo experience complete.
Printable Saint Louis Zoo Map