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Lexington , Kentucky
June 20, 2007
From journal St. Louis Zoo
September 19, 2006
From journal Things to do in St. Louis
May 24, 2006
From journal St. Louis - A Best Kept Secret
February 17, 2006
From journal Family Fun in St. Louis
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
July 26, 2000
From journal St Louis - Fun on a Budget
May 20, 2004
From journal The Show Me State
August 20, 2003
The primate exhibit is our favorite exhibit. All the primates are active, healthy looking, and full of funny little tricks. You can spend an entire day here if you choose. The gift shop has lots of reasonably priced merchandise as well so that you can take home a souvenir of your day.
From journal The Free St. Louis
St Louis, Missouri
March 27, 2003
The lakeside café has the nicest setting of any zoo café I've been to--though the prices and selection is par for the course. Picnic lunches are allowed and this makes the zoo a welcome stop in summer, as it is air-conditioned in the inside section. The rest of the year I recommend sitting the perimeter section, on the outside. Very lovely. Wild birds, including peacocks, often come here looking for bread crumbs.
Rivers Edge is the newest part of the zoo, housing the elephants, rhinos, and hippos. Because it is laid out to give you a feel of really being in the wild, expect to do a LOT of walking here. It is very well done and interesting, but will take up a large part of your vist by itself. If you have to skip something, this would be it. Also, the Living World is geared more to school groups and while interesting, can easily be by-passed. Penguin and Puffin Coast is due to open on Memorial Day and looks to be well worth a visit. These parts of the zoo require admission: Children's Zoo--$4.00 each, but free from 9am-10am, Insectarium--$2.00 each, Train--$4.00, and Sea Lion Show--$3.00 each. A Safari Pass can bought at the entrance for $10.00 each and will give you unlimited visits to each of the paid attractions for that day.
From journal Cheap fun in St Louis
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