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yesterday at 22:26. Facebook
The keeper office is our little off-exhibit oasis where we go to get nice and warm after taking care of our penguins in their 45 degree controlled habitat. Here we have meetings, eat lunch, check email and enter any records we have about our birds. Our records can consist of weights, specific behaviors, medications given, enrichment and much more. Sometimes there are few records to enter and...
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yesterday at 21:35. Facebook
This is Theresa, one of our rockhopper penguins. Theresa recently had a birthday, and she is lookin’ fine at 29! Happy belated birthday, Theresa! #stlzoo #penguinawarenessday – Amanda, penguin keeper
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yesterday at 20:15. Facebook
Baby’s first selfie! This Humboldt penguin chick is 60 days old and growing like a weed! We are waiting on the sexes of all our chicks. Once we know the sex, we will name them (but we already have some names in mind). The only way to know the sex of a penguin is by its DNA. To test this, we take a very small amount of blood to sample and send it to a lab for the results. We can do this with...
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yesterday at 19:22. Facebook
Someone might be thinking they should have passed on that second helping of capelin! “Does this down make me look fat?” On average, a king penguin chick weighs about 200g at birth—that’s not even half a pound! Penguin chicks grow very fast, and although they still have their down feathers for quite a while, a king penguin chick can reach its adult weight as early as 4 to 6 months. All king...
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yesterday at 18:15. Facebook
No need to chew! King penguin chicks can swallow their food whole. In fact, all penguin species swallow their fish whole because they do not have teeth. Instead of teeth, penguins have a special adaptation inside their beak called denticles—barb-like structures on the roof of the mouth that point inward to help grasp and guide the fish down the throat. Penguin chicks are fed a slurry of...
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yesterday at 17:23. Facebook
Our penguins and puffins are fed twice a day. They get a variety of fish such as capelin, smelt, trout, herring and mackerel, just to name a few. The puffins get a special mixture of all these fish plus squid and krill. Every morning, our kitchen keeper prepares buckets and trays full of fish for the other keepers to feed out. In this picture, you can see trays are being made for our...
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yesterday at 16:18. Facebook
The keepers working the kitchen routine at Penguin & Puffin Coast check the diet board before making meals for the day. The board lists how many penguins and puffins we have, as well as how much fish and what kind of fish we are feeding out each day. The board also lists any medications and vitamins prescribed by our nutrition and veterinary staff. If any part of the diet is changed...
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yesterday at 15:07. Facebook
It’s dive day, and I’m ready to go! I love dive days! Penguin staff dive every week to keep our penguin exhibits clean for the penguins and visitors. The water in our pools is cleaned with ozone and filtered multiple times per minute, but leftover fish and sediment can still settle at the bottom. During our dives, we vacuum the bottom of the pool using a long hose and scrub any algae off the...
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yesterday at 14:15. Facebook
Good morning! Samantha Griffin and Amanda Hausman here! We are penguin keepers here at the Saint Louis Zoo. In honor of Penguin Awareness Day, we have taken over the Zoo’s Facebook page and will give you a behind-the-scenes look at our daily routine at Penguin & Puffin Coast. It’s so great to start your morning off with these little guys. It looks like some still need their morning coffee....
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01/19/2017 at 16:45. Facebook
Ever wonder what it would be like to be a keeper at Penguin & Puffin Coast? Join us tomorrow when penguin keepers Amanda and Samantha take over our Facebook in honor of Penguin Awareness Day! All day long they will fill you in on their day-to-day keeper duties and introduce you to some of our newest residents!
Saint Louis Zoo
01/18/2017 at 22:21. Facebook
Nigel, the red-legged seriema chick, is now 3 months old! Here he is taking a dust bath during one of his exercise sessions with the bird keepers. You can check out Nigel's other video here: [ Facebook.com Link ]
Saint Louis Zoo
01/17/2017 at 16:37. Facebook
We are so proud of the work our Zoo ALIVE teen volunteers are doing!

The Saint Louis Zoo will be hosting the first Midwestern Youth Ocean Conservation Summit on February 10-12, 2017, in order to reach a more inland audience of young people interested in aquatic conservation. The summit is open to students in grades 6-12. Registration is now open. Click the link below for more information.

Youth Ocean Conservation Summit :: Saint Louis Zoo

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01/16/2017 at 19:49. Facebook
On Saturday, January 28 and Saturdays February 4, 18 and 25, the Saint Louis Zoo will host Big Eyes, Big Minds - St. Louis International Children's Film Festival. Showcasing award-winning films made for kids, about kids and sometimes by kids, the festival is tailored to educate, enrich and inspire kids age 2 to 18 years. Crafts and activities follow each set of screenings. Screening times...
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Big Eyes, Big Minds goes to the Saint Louis Zoo!

Catch this international film festival dedicated to kids! 28 January to 25 February, 2017. See www.bigeyesbigminds.com for details.

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On Tuesday, January 17, social media platform Vine will shut down. Since 2014, the Zoo has posted 6-second videos on the popular site. We have compiled a "best of” video with some of our favorite Vine videos. You can check out all our videos at vine.co/u/1054832339005931520 before they disappear on the 17th.
Experience a fun, friendly, and unique work environment with a seasonal job at the Saint Louis Zoo! Join us for our annual Saint Louis Zoo Job Fairs. Each fair will include information on employment, plus an opportunity for a screening interview. For more information, visit stlzoo.org/jobs
“If you aren't following @stlzoo on Instagram, you're missing out on so much in life.” - Alex Major.

Are you following us? Don’t be just a lurker; come join us on Instagram for exclusive content including photos and videos you won’t find here, as well as our Instagram stories! instagram.com/stlzoo/ #stlzoo
Looking for a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s weekend experience? Treat your honey to an evening of mystery dinner theatre. While you and your sweetheart enjoy a three-course meal and wine, you’ll experience an exciting night of laughs and drama. Stay after dinner for live music and dancing. Seating is available on Friday, February 10, and Saturday, February 11, at 6:30 p.m. Pre-paid reservations...
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Untamed Hearts: A Valentine's Day Mystery Dinner :: Saint Louis Zoo

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FROM THE BLOG: "Conservation and commerce are not always mutually exclusive. In fact, at the Saint Louis Zoo, we have been involved for several years in some of the most heartening conservation success stories thanks to seeking out and purchasing products for Zoo gift shops.
Purchase of a range of environmentally friendly products hand-crafted by artisans not only supports the Zoo's...
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Combining Conservation and Commerce

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Happy National Bird Day! Check out this great photo of our Cinereous vulture from JoEllen Toler. Also known as the Eurasian black vulture, the Cinereous is near threatened in the wild.