St. Louis Zoological Park in Saint Louis
Furry felines; creepy crawlers; rough reptiles; burly bears, playful primates. Saint Louis Zoological Park might be the next best thing you can get to a tropical jungle or thick forest brimming with wildlife.
This urban zoo transports you to habitats worlds away from your own, putting you just feet or even inches away from truly unbelievable creatures. Located at One Government Drive in Forest Park, the zoo is over 100 years old, during which time it has garnered an impressive reputation for excellence in animal care, education and zoological research. This 90-acre facility boasts a remarkable home for over 18,000 animals of more than 800 different species varieties. Some of the higher profile animals include black rhinos, hippos, cheetahs, Asian elephants, bears and of course, the king and queen of the jungle. These are just some of the more colossal animals you’ll walk the same earth as at the Saint Louis Zoo; there are thousands more to fill your day with, and all with free admission.
The zoo attractions go beyond simply observing animals at play; there are many interactive activities that heighten the excitement, such as a children’s petting zoo, a sea lion show, a train the rides throughout the entire park and a 3-D movie feature. These endless possibilities for entertainment could make your day at the zoo turn into two. It is the perfect attraction for kids of all ages, and an economical way to spend an educational, entertaining day with the family. For information, call the Saint Louis Zoological Park at (314) 781-0900.