Where will the new St Louis Zoo be?

The 425-acre facility in north St. Louis County will be open to the public in 2026.

What is new at the St Louis Zoo?

The Michael and Quirsis Riney Primate Canopy Trails opens at the Zoo on July 12, 2021. ST. LOUIS (June 9, 2021) – Today, the Saint Louis Zoo announced a leadership gift from Michael and Quirsis Riney to name Michael and Quirsis Riney Primate Canopy Trails, which is set to open at the Zoo on July 12, 2021.

What are they building at the St Louis Zoo?

“With the Kent family’s support, the Zoo will be able to build state-of-the-art habitats and spaces dedicated to conservation breeding of some of the world’s most endangered species.” The Kent Family Conservation and Animal Science Center will be a dedicated facility to sustain endangered and threatened species.

Is the Saint Louis Zoo closing for good?

So, no. The St. Louis Zoo in its entirety is not closing. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the zoo will remain open with free admission, as it has for the last 110 years.

Is the St Louis zoo moving?

After months of meetings with elected officials and leaders in St. Louis County and St. Louis City, the Zoo has decided to move forward with Proposition Z in St. Louis County this November; however, it will not pursue a sales tax in St.

Is the St Louis zoo a good zoo?

Chosen as America’s top free attraction and best zoo in USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, the Saint Louis Zoo is widely recognized for its innovative approaches to animal care and management, wildlife conservation, research and education.

Do you have to wear a mask at the St Louis Zoo?

Masks/face coverings are required indoors for all guests age five and older, including those who are vaccinated. Guests age five and older not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks/face coverings both indoors and outdoors.

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Why is the STL Zoo free?

The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Admission is free based on a public subsidy from a cultural tax district, the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District (ZMD); fees are charged for some special attractions.

Who owns the STL zoo?

The Missouri State Legislature established the Zoo Subdistrict Commission as the Zoo’s governing authority. Five members of the Commission reside in the City and five members reside in the County. The Commission has the fiduciary and management responsibility for the well-being of the Zoo.

What is the STL zoo ranked?

Saint Louis was voted No. 1 in the USA Today best zoo category in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards contest. The Saint Louis Zoo was one of 20 nominated U.S. zoos, which were hand-picked by a panel of zoo and family travel experts. “We’re humbled to be chosen again as the best zoo by our dedicated fans in the St.