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by tina Haflett
March 11, 2003
There are several areas of the park. "Big Cats" has lions, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs, pumas, and tigers. The bears area has black bears, grizzly bears, polar bears, spectacled bears, and sun bears. The ape/primate area (my favorate) has spider monkeys, chimpanzees, tamarins, gorillas, orangutans, and lemurs. They also have a hoofed mammals area where you can find the camel, giraffes, gazelles, and zebras, and the other mammal area has elephants, rhinos, sea lions, otters, hippos, kangaroos, and red pandas. The birds area has condors, eagles, flamingos, owls, swans, and kookabura. The reptile/amphibian area has snakes, tortoises, frogs, komodo dragons, and more.
Finally, the children's zoo--well it has over 300 animals so I won't mention them all.
From journal St Louis with Kids
August 1, 2002
This zoo has over 300 animals housed inside and outside. Inside there's a collection of meerkats (just like Timon in "The Lion King"), alligators, crocidiles, koala bears and many birds. On your stroll around the outdoors be sure to visit the llama, but remember, stay away from their face. Why? Because llamas love to spit and it's gross to get it on you!
In Big Cat Country the snow leopards are beautiful. There are tigers, lions, pumas, and jaguars. There are bears and apes - and hold your nose when you go by the big gorilla (he stinks!!!). There's also a sea lion show that entertains, however, there is a couple dollar entrance fee to the show.
One area that we didn't expect was the water geyser play area. In the ground and in the rocks surrounding the area, there are holes. Sometimes water bubbles out of these holes, sometimes water shoots straight out up to 5-6 feet in the air or straight ahead. You are bound to get hit if you try to walk through here because there's no safe haven. It's especially fun to watch the younger kids that aren't sure where the water will shoot out of next and get drenched when they're not ready.
Expect to spend a full day here. If you get there early, you can park free on all of the streets surrounding the zoo. If not, you'll have to park in the lot across the street for $7 per car.
From journal Much to do in St. Louis
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