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Located on 90 acres in Forest Park & home to 655 species of animals, many rare & endangered. #stlzoo @stlzoo Rules: stlzoo.org/instagramcontest

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Let’s give a wild welcome to Tobias, a male Somali wild ass foal born on July 30 to mom Tukia and dad Hirizi! This critically endangered species is found in small numbers in desert areas of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. The Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute Center for Conservation in the Horn of Africa, in partnership with other conservation organizations, supports field research and conservation programs to study and preserve the rare African wild ass and its arid habitat. stlzoo.org/conservation/wildcare-institute #stlzoo #animalsalways
"Is it real?” The winner of this week’s #StlZooDay Instagram Contest is Instagram user is @langeashley27 Congratulations! You will receive a $100 Zoo gift card and $50 Famous Footwear gift card!

To participate, snap a pic (no videos) showing us how you spent your #StlZooDay. Share the pic on Instagram using the hashtag #StlZooDay. (Make sure your profile is public!) Each Friday through September 7, a new winner will be chosen from the previous week’s entries. Visit link in bio for more information and contest rules. 🐍📸
Do you have TONS of LOVE for Asian elephants?  Our River’s Edge keepers definitely do! They are dedicated to caring for the multi-generational family of Asian elephants that call the Saint Louis Zoo home! In the wild, Asian elephant populations have fallen below 40,000 individuals due to poaching, habitat loss and human-elephant conflict. For the first #AsianElephantAwarenessMonth in history, zoos and aquariums accredited by @zoos_aquariums (AZA) are teaming up to raise awareness about declining Asian elephant populations. 🐘 #TonsofLove #SavingSpecies  #HaveYouHerd #JointheHerd
"Who’s Watching Who?” The winner of this week’s #StlZooDay Instagram Contest is Instagram user is @mamaferlisi ! You will receive a $100 Zoo gift card and $50 @famousfootwear gift card!

To participate, snap a pic (no videos) showing us how you spent your #StlZooDay. Share the pic on Instagram using the hashtag #StlZooDay. (Make sure your profile is public!) Each Friday through September 7, a new winner will be chosen from the previous week’s entries. Visit link in bio for more information and contest rules.
"Hungry, Hungry, Hippo!” The winner of this week’s #StlZooDay Instagram Contest is Instagram user is @mendyray Congratulations! You will receive a $100 Zoo gift card and $50 @famousfootwear gift card!

To participate, snap a pic (no videos) showing us how you spent your #StlZooDay. Share the pic on Instagram using the hashtag #StlZooDay. (Make sure your profile is public!) Each Friday through September 7, a new winner will be chosen from the previous week’s entries. Visit the link in bio for more information and contest rules. 🦛🦛🦛
Recently, longtime employee Carol Fieseler reached a milestone work anniversary: her 50th year at the Saint Louis Zoo! Carol began her Zoo career working at a concession stand before becoming a keeper at the Children’s Zoo and for the Carnivore Unit. Carol eventually worked her way up to Children’s Zoo Supervisor before taking on her current position, Quarantine Manager for the Zoo’s Veterinary Hospital. Members of the Zoo community took some time to congratulate Carol on all her years of dedication to the Zoo, animals and conservation (the longest tenure at the Zoo).
"How’s the water?" The winner of this week’s #StlZooDay Instagram Contest is  @heyitsstacyr Congratulations! You will receive a $100 Zoo gift card and $50 @famousfootwear Footwear gift card!

To participate, snap a pic (no videos) showing us how you spent your #StlZooDay. Share the pic on Instagram using the hashtag #StlZooDay. (Make sure your profile is public!) Each Friday through September 7, a new winner will be chosen from the previous week’s entries. Visit link in bio for more information and contest rules.
#NationalZookeeperWeek recognizes the contributions keepers make to animal care and welfare, conservation, research, and public education. These individuals are essential to providing the highest quality care for our animals 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including feeding, cleaning, enrichment, training and monitoring animal health. This week we will highlight two of our keepers and their stories. Take a look at our spotlight on Children’s Zoo Keeper Brittany Trudeau. Brittany has been at the Saint Louis Zoo for one and a half years and has been a keeper since 2014. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Brittany worked at Brookfield Zoo and Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, and the Memphis Zoo in Memphis, Tennessee, prior to coming to the Saint Louis Zoo. #stlzoo #animalsalways 🦉🦉🦉
#NationalZookeeperWeek recognizes the contributions keepers make to animal care and welfare, conservation, research, and public education. These individuals are essential to providing the highest quality care for our animals 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including feeding, cleaning, enrichment, training and monitoring animal health. This week we will highlight two of our keepers and their stories. First up, Pinniped Keeper Val Olstead. Val has been at the Saint Louis Zoo for seven and a half years and has been a keeper since 2006. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Val worked at Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, New York, prior to coming to the Saint Louis Zoo. #animalsalways #stlzoo
This week, zoos nationwide are honoring animal care professionals and the work they do in animal care, conservation and education. From the tiniest insect to the largest mammal, our keepers’ work is diversified. We at the Saint Louis Zoo salute all our keepers! All summer long come to the Zoo to "Meet a Keeper" daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., with additional opportunities on Saturdays and Sundays at 5:30 p.m., at various locations throughout the Zoo #NationalZooKeeperWeek #ImAKeeper 🐢🐍🐧🐻🦁🐸🦍🦓🦒🐘🦛🦏
"Rain or Shine!” The winner of this week’s #StlZooDay Instagram Contest is @gdickhens Congratulations! You will receive a $100 Zoo gift card and $50 @famousfootwear gift card! 
To participate, snap a pic (no videos) showing us how you spent your #StlZooDay. Share the pic on Instagram using the hashtag #StlZooDay. (Make sure your profile is public!) Each Friday through September 7, a new winner will be chosen from the previous week’s entries. Visit link in bio for more information and contest rules.
This weekend come celebrate #NationalIceCreamDay with “Sundaes on a Sunday” at the Zoo. On Sunday, July 21, visit Ice Cream Oasis from 1 to 4 p.m. to create your own waffle bowl sundae at our sundae bar featuring all your favorite toppings; sauces, candies, chocolate, Oreos, sprinkles and more! After you purchase and make a sundae, get an extra surprise (or giveaway) from Prairie Farms Dairy! (while supplies last) 🍦🍦