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Saint Louis Zoo Community Input Sessions Planned
ST. LOUIS, MO, (, January 12, 2020 - The Saint Louis Zoo is seeking community input on the future of the Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park and new Saint Louis Zoo North Campus in north St. Louis County.

Members of the public are invited to attend either community session to share their ideas about Zoo experiences, animals, conservation and more. Reservations are required to attend the input sessions. Visit to RSVP.

Time slots are for one hour and attendees may show up any time during that timeframe.

Topics for discussion at both sessions will include:

  • Past experiences and experiences people would like to have on future visits
  • Animals people would like to see either at the Zoo or the North Campus
  • Activities people would enjoy at the North Campus
  • Zoo conservation efforts
Please note that these are not tour experiences. Children are welcome to attend; however, they must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.


1 to 5 p.m. (RSVP required; time slots are one hour; attendees may show up any time during that timeframe)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Saint Louis Zoo North Campus (formerly owned by the United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562)
12385 Larimore Rd. St. Louis, MO 63138
RSVP required by January 17

4 to 8 p.m. (RSVP required; time slots are one hour; attendees may show up any time during that timeframe)
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Saint Louis Zoo
The Living World building at the North Entrance
1 Government Dr. St. Louis, MO 63110
RSVP required by January 22

Parking is complimentary for both sessions. For the session at the Zoo, please park on the North Lot on Government Drive.

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Elephant Sculpture at St. Louis Zoo
A 19' high bronze "Reaching Elephant" sculpture, by sculptor Kent Ullberg, welcomes visitors at the new South Entrance to the St. Louis Zoo.
The Saint Louis ZOO is home to more than 3,000 animals and features Jungle of the Apes and Big Cat Country. Additional attractions include the Centene Grizzly Ridge, McDonnell Polar Bear Point, Sea Lion Sound, Emerson Electric Children's Zoo, The Living World educational center, River's Edge, "Penguin & Puffin Coast," Monsanto Insectarium, Mary Ann Lee Conservation Carousel, sea lion shows and bird house.

The World's Fair Flight Cage at the Zoo and the Saint Louis Art Museum, located north east of the Zoo, are the two structures remaining in Forest Park that were built for the 1904 World's Fair. Photos highlighting the 1904 World's Fair can be seen at the Missouri Historical Society, located in the Jefferson Memorial Building in Forest Park.

Non-summer hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. General admission to the Zoo is FREE. Parking on the Zoo's two lots is $15 per day. Parking for buses, motor homes and R.V.s is $30 and is available on the South Lot only. Some events and special programs may have an admission cost.

Note: Coolers and picnic baskets are permitted on the Zoo grounds. There are picnic tables located in central areas at the Zoo. All major facilities are wheelchair accessible, as are most restrooms. Wheelchairs and strollers are available to rent at The Living World and South Gate. Wheelchairs: $7 per day; motorized vehicles (limited number) available to those 18 years or older with a major credit card: $25 per day; single strollers are $7 per day; double strollers are $9 per day. For more information, please call 314-781-0900, 1-800-966-8877 or TDD: 314-768-5421.

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