The newest resident at the Saint Louis Zoo's Primate House is only two weeks old.
John Bradford, 62, worked as a zookeeper for more than 30 years at the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Missouri. On Friday morning, "Patience," a female, 41-year-old, 6,000-pound Asian elephant crushed him against the ground, killing him instantly. The incident only took seconds. Zoo officials ... More >>
Today, the Saint Louis Zoo is debuting Umeme, a female okapi, also known as a "forest giraffe," who was born two months ago. Umeme, which is the Swahili word for "lightning," weighed 52.8 pounds when she was born on June 17, but okapi calves grow very fast, the zoo says. After one month, she had a ... More >>
This just in from the In Defense of Animals organization: Our very own Saint Louis Zoo has landed in the "Hall of Shame" for the confinement and treatment of its elephants. Visitors to the zoo over the past few years may have noticed a foot brace on Clara (an elephant that was euthanized in 2007 at ... More >>