Located in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri, the Saint Louis Zoo is one of the leading zoos in the United States. Founded in 1910, it spans 89 acres and is home to over 16,000 animals representing over 500 species. Known for its innovative and naturalistic habitats, the Saint Louis Zoo emphasizes excellence in animal care, research, education, and conservation.

Visitors to the Saint Louis Zoo can explore various exhibits, including River's Edge, The Wild, Discovery Corner, Lakeside Crossing, and Red Rocks. With attractions like the Children's Zoo, Sea Lion Shows, and the Zooline Railroad, there are engaging experiences for guests of all ages. The zoo offers daily animal encounters, educational programs, and seasonal events to enrich the visitor experience.

The Saint Louis Zoo is a leader in global conservation initiatives. Through the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute, the zoo supports and participates in conservation projects in various parts of the world. Committing to preserving endangered species and ecosystems, the zoo engages in research, wildlife management, community engagement, and education. The zoo's efforts extend to in-situ and ex-situ conservation, collaborating with other institutions and organizations.

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    89 acres
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    River's Edge: Africa, South America, Asia || The Wild: Polar Bear Point, Penguin & Puffin Coast || Discovery Corner: Insectarium, Children's Zoo || Lakeside Crossing: Sea Lion Sound, Stingrays at Caribbean Cove || Red Rocks: Big Cat Country, Antelope Area || Historic Hill: Primate House, Bird House || Centene Grizzly Ridge || McDonnell Polar Bear Point
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