The Saint Louis Zoo knows you miss the penguins. Penguin and Puffin Coast is under construction, and unless you want to watch the zoo's penguin webcam or shell out $50-a-head for a backstage tour (like the one Newt Gingrich went on, with hilarious results), St. Louis' penguin and puffin lovers are ... More >>
It's a boy! A baby Bactrian camel was born at the Saint Louis Zoo on June 4, which was a Wednesday or, appropriately, "hump day."
Boo Boo, the three-month-old bear cub who caused a brief rabies scare at a petting zoo at Washington University, has a new home at the Saint Louis Zoo -- for now. The bear cub narrowly avoided a death sentence after eighteen students came forward to say the animal had nibbled on their fingers, brea ... More >>
It's with a heavy heart that Daily RFT announces the passing of Bennie, the eleven-year-old sea lion famous for giving kisses during shows at the Saint Louis Zoo. Bennie died around 1:30 p.m. Friday at the zoo's Lichtenstein Sea Lion Arena after spending two weeks in veterinary care.
The newest resident at the Saint Louis Zoo's Primate House is only two weeks old.
Ever since he was rescued by the Inupiaq Alaskan who killed his mother, Kali the orphaned polar bear seemed destined to end up in St. Louis. Kali (pronounced "Cully") would be the first bear in the Saint Louis Zoo's state-of-the-art exhibit, now under construction next to the Penguin & Puffin Coast ... More >>
Summer is coming to a close, but there's still one more Jammin' at the Zoo event. If you missed the first one, you can catch drinks, live music, food and of course, animals tonight, August 28, at the Saint Louis Zoo (Forest Park; 314-781-0900). See also: Jammin' at the Zoo, Now With Beer
Remember the pet monkey that bit a six-year-old boy at the Godfrey Bark in the Park dog festival in June? The black-and-white female Java macaque monkey, named Nina, has apparently been involved in quite a complex and bizarre custody battle that sent her from Madison county to Indiana to the St. Lou ... More >>
This weekend's food events and festivals include a crab fest at Broadway Oyster Bar, PrideFest 2013 downtown, Farm Dog, and the grand opening celebration of the Saint Louis Art Museum's new East Building and more. Where will you eat?
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>
This is Raja the elephant. He lives at the Saint Louis Zoo with his three daughters, Jade, Maliha and Kenzi. Today's his twentieth birthday. The zoo held a birthday party in his honor this morning. There were, of course, presents. But what the hell do you give an elephant who (presumably) has every ... More >>
When Nick Zulauf arrived at Forest Park Hospital -- closed since May 2011 -- he says he saw a lone police officer at the entrance, seemingly there to keep out the riffraff. Zulauf says he asked if it would be alright to take some pictures of the otherwise abandoned 567,000-square-foot building, an ... More >>
With the long weekend upon us, no doubt you've got some cheapy freeloaders crashing on your couch, looking to you for entertainment. Here are eight great diversions to while away the time, selected while we were researching last year's Best of St. Louis awards. Speaking of, this year's Best of St. ... More >>
The population of the Saint Louis Zoo increased by two over the winter, but the cuteness factor just grew exponentially. Kasbeth the Matschie's tree kangaroo and Conundrum the red kangaroo both gave birth to lima bean sized babies back in January; now those younguns are big enough to start venturing ... More >>
This holiday season while families gather and write down their Christmas lists, Rachel Broom, director of development at the Endangered Wolf Center (6750, Tyson Valley Rd, Eureka) will continue her search for transportation for the 42 wolves, wild dogs, and foxes that call the center home. Located ... More >>
Image viaGut Check recommends actually drinking the Pocket Shots on a hot summer's day.It's unfortunate that Missouri summers are notoriously hot and humid, especially when there are so many concerts, sporting events and other outdoor activities to partake in. It's even more unfortunate that ... More >>
Ethan Riepl, St. Louis ZooBaby MosiThere's a new face at the St. Louis Zoo, and it's adorable. And pink, for now.A baby colobus monkey, born May 20th, is on view at the primate house starting today. The little fella, named Mosi, will eventually lose his white fuzz and pink face in favor of the di ... More >>
Image viaNo groundhog falsely predicted Snowmageddon...are they more reliable than STL meteorologists?An early spring it shall be, according to Punxatawney Phil and many other national groundhogs who failed to see their shadows. What about St. Louis' own four-legged predictor? Sadly, our very own ... More >>
Your Friday dose of excessive cuteness is brought to you today by Nokopo, an absurdly adorable joey (that's a baby kangaroo to you and me) at the St. Louis Zoo. Nokopo is a six-month-old Matschie's Tree Kangaroo, an endangered species native to mountainous rainforests in Papua New Guinea.Like all 'r ... More >>
One might say the same about the zoo's track record with elephants.The St. Louis Zoo yesterday announced that one of its Asian elephants, Ellie, miscarried her 9-month-old fetus this week. Elephant pregnancies generally last 22 months. Zoo officials said they were not all that surprised by the mi ... More >>
Hey, Jerry Springer. We have your next guests, though you're gonna need a shovel when they come on stage. 'Cause let me tell ya, there some dirty shit going with this pachyderm threesome. If you haven't heard yet, young Asian elephant playa Raja has impregnated his 38-year-old pen mate, Ell ... More >>
The Saint Louis Zoo recently mailed out letters to local elected officials inviting them and their families to attend a free breakfast reception, parking and passes to the zoo's paid attractions. The free day for politicians on August 8 follows a similar event the zoo hosted last year. The zoo de ... More >>
photo by Keegan Hamilton While the Saint Louis Zoo just lost its only polar bear last week and may not be able to get a replacement bear for several years, the Kansas City Zoo is about to spend $11 million on a polar bear exhibit that's set to open next year.Via the KC Star: The climate-control ... More >>
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 1/11 Pre-Party Gras: Before the trillions of tacky beads and beer-crusted plastic cup ... More >>
The Saint Louis Zoo called back, in the person of spokeswoman Janet Powell, who tells us she might comment at a later date about today's announcement by the United States Department of Agriculture that the zoo has been fined $7,500 in connection with the 2005 deaths of two polar bears, Churchill and ... More >>
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? We're here for you. Just check out Go, our regular feature highlighting everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 2/2 Local bands make good: Garage-rock acolytes the Vultures share the sta ... More >>
The Saint Louis Zoo's new baby cheetahs are cute; its lawsuits are not. Plus: Jerry Lewis Bey writes his memoir from prison, a single girl sounds off, and a local blogger finds herself in deep doo-doo.
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