From the black widow spiders to the massive grizzly bear, all of the creatures at The Saint Louis Zoo showcase the beauty and diversity of the natural world. At the same time, they encourage guests to learn about the world's ecosystems, and the importance of protecting species under threat.
Size: 90 landscaped acres house nearly 20,000 animals, representing more than 800 species from every continent except Atlantis.
Permanent Mainstay: As its name implies, the 1904 World's Fair Flight Cage pays homage to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition's?popular aviary. This aviary inspired the creation of the Saint Louis Zoo, and today, the Flight Cage surrounds visitors with a flurry of North American bird species.
Eye Catcher: Sea Lion Sound includes a 35-foot underwater viewing tunnel, where guests can watch the marine mammals swimming overhead and all around them.
Don't Miss: The immersive River's Edge area mirrors the wild with breathtaking accuracy. As they walk along the winding path, explorers observe African wild dogs, black rhinos, and hippos?both above and below the water.
Hop Aboard: Taking visitors on a 20-minute, round-trip tour of the zoo, the Emerson Zooline Railroad includes educational narration as the train travels past some of the most popular animal exhibits.
Hands-On Experience: The Monsanto Insectarium's Not Home Alone exhibit includes replicas of a kitchen, porch, and garden, encouraging visitors to search through drawers and cabinets while learning more about common household critters.