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02/24/2017 at 16:08. Facebook
The Big Eyes, Big Minds - International Children's Film Festival concludes tomorrow morning at the Zoo. 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. The final screening times are 9:30 a.m. for ages 2 to 7 and 10:30 a.m. for ages...
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02/23/2017 at 16:05. Facebook
Although we have been experiencing unseasonable weather, our latest blog focuses on a regular winter day and how our staff and animals adapt to the inclement weather.

FROM THE BLOG: "You don’t need to wait for a beautiful day to visit the Zoo. Despite the unusual warm winter in recent days, temperatures may drop again, but don't let that stop you from bundling up and coming to see the many...
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Some Zoo animals love the Cold—For Others the Saint Louis Zoo Focuses on Keeping Them Active

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02/22/2017 at 16:02. Facebook
Our 4-year-old, 1,150 pound polar bear Kali will be celebrating his second International Polar Bear Day at the Saint Louis Zoo! Meet his keepers and watch as he interacts with interesting enrichment activities at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26 at McDonnell Polar Bear Point.

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02/21/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
A female okapi calf named Mahameli (Swahili for “velvet”) was born to mom Manala and dad Akia on January 5. With a velvety dark striped coat, the okapi is one of the world's rarest animals in human care, with only 91 of these animals in 23 American zoos. Also known as the “forest giraffe,” the okapi is an animal so shy and secretive in the dense rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo...
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02/20/2017 at 17:45. Facebook
Jacob Frey, an award-winning animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios, will discuss his work at a free lecture at the Zoo on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Frey has worked on films such as Moana and Zootopia. His student film, The Present, has gone viral with over 150 million views online. His films Jelly Jeff, Bob, Room On The Broom and The Present will all be screened at this festival.

Big Minds, Big Hearts - Animator Spotlight, Jacob Frey

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Tomorrow marks the return of the Big Eyes, Big Minds - 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 are at 9:30 a.m. for ages 2 to 7 and 10:30 a.m. for ages 5 and up in the...
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Did you or someone you know recently get engaged? Did you know you can have your wedding at the Saint Louis Zoo? Whether it’s your rehearsal dinner or ceremony and reception, we have 11 elegant ceremony sites and five exclusive reception venues to make your special day even more memorable. The Zoo also offers animal meet-and-greet and attraction rental options to enhance the experience for you...
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Happy National Hippo Day! Think hippos are just fat and lazy? Don’t be so hippo-critical! These bulky ladies may weigh up to 3,000 pounds, but they can run faster than humans -- up to 30 miles per hour! The Saint Louis Zoo is home to three female Nile hippopotami - Tombi, Mashavu and Kiboko. Photo: Robin Winkelman.
“Can you feel the love tonight?” Happy Valentine’s Day from the Zoo’s power couple Ingozi and Cabara. Photo: Robin Winkelman
Check out our unique plastic jellyfish art in The Living World now through February 24. The art display, called “Jellyfish Bloom,” was created from plastic debris and serves as a reminder of how plastic trash can impact animals and their habitats. Students who attended the first-ever Midwestern Youth Ocean Conservation Summit at the Zoo this past weekend made the “jellyfish.” The summit was...
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Back by popular demand, the Young Zoo Friends is excited to host Trivia Gone Wild, an adults-only trivia night. Questions will cover a variety of categories. Proceeds from the event help the Zoo’s efforts to save animals here and around the world. So recruit some teammates, and brush up on your fun facts!

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Valentine’s Day is Tuesday. Have you gotten some sweets for your sweet yet? Consider orangutan-friendly candy this Valentine’s Day that uses sustainable palm oil. Visit our website stlzoo.org/palmoil to print out your cheat sheet or download the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's palm oil shopping guide app.
Here’s a great birds-eye-view! Keepers recently took a GoPro behind the scenes at the Antelope House for a close-up look at two East African crowned crane chicks and their parents. The 1-month-old chicks have little “top-knots" on their heads where their yellow spray of feathers will eventually be. Want to see more? Visit youtube/stlzootube for a longer look at our newest East African crowned...
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Looking for a fun and educational way for your children to spend Presidents Day? The Zoo is offering two great programs. Junior Marine Biologist (for students in grades 7-9) will have students investigate the many kinds of animals that live in the sea and what a marine biologist studies. Zoo Careers (for students in grades 4-6) will have students explore the many exciting careers offered at...
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Programs for Youth :: Saint Louis Zoo

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FROM THE BLOG: "Ever wonder why Black and White Colobus monkey babies are born all white and not black and white as their name implies?
The answer has to do with a special parenting style that is prominently found in primate societies called allomothering. The mother will share the responsibility of raising the baby with other members of her family, so being all white makes it easier to...
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It Takes a Village to Raise a Willow

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A female black and white colobus monkey, also known as Guereza colobus, named Willow was born at the Saint Louis Zoo’s Primate House on Jan. 10, 2017. The name was chosen by staff and means graceful, like the well-known type of tree.
Six more weeks of winter? Forget Groundhog Day, let’s make it Prairie Dog Day! Make your loved one feel warm and fuzzy with a black-tailed prairie dog adoption for Valentine’s Day. This adorable little friend will not only be a sweet surprise for your honey, but your gift also supports the care and feeding of Zoo animals. For just $45, your loved one will receive a plush prairie dog, a...
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Are your Valentine’s plans still a mystery? Don’t fret, last-minute romantics—there is still time to reserve your table for Untamed Hearts: A Valentine’s Day Mystery Dinner. There are a few spots left for the February 10 seating. Share a night of dinner, laughs, drama, live music and dancing with your special mate at the Saint Louis Zoo.

Untamed Hearts: A Valentine's Day Mystery Dinner :: Saint Louis Zoo

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On the official #InternationalZebraDay, we honor the critically endangered Grevy’s zebra. It’s estimated that fewer than 2,500 of these striped beauties are left in the wild, due to climate change, habitat loss and competition with livestock. Last year, three of our Zoo team assisted in the first Great Grevy’s Rally in Kenya, where they helped to gather demographic information on the zebras....
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