St. Louis Zoo http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Saint Louis Zoo Works To Protect Endangered Species In Africa http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/saint-louis-zoo-works-protect-endangered-species-africa <p>What does the Saint Louis Zoo have to do with Africa? More than you might think. It is a founding member of the <a href="http://www.saharaconservation.org/">Sahara Conservation Fund</a>, which works to protect endangered species in Africa.</p><p>“The zoo was already involved in captive breeding of these species and was really keen to get involved in the preservation of these species in the wild,” said John Newby, a conservation fellow with the Saint Louis Zoo and the CEO of the Sahara Conservation Fund.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:05:26 +0000 Camille Phillips 34867 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Saint Louis Zoo Works To Protect Endangered Species In Africa It's A Bird! Saint Louis Zoo Welcomes Its Newest Addition http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/its-bird-saint-louis-zoo-welcomes-its-newest-addition <p><strong><em>Updated Nov. 27 at 10:40 a.m. to correct two photo captions.</em></strong></p><p>There’s a bird to be thankful for in St. Louis, but we’re not talking about turkey.</p><p>On Nov. 2, the <a href="http://www.stlzoo.org/">Saint Louis Zoo</a> welcomed yet another adorable addition, a fluffy <a href="http://www.stlzoo.org/animals/abouttheanimals/birds/nightjarsfrogmouthswhippoo/tawnyfrogmouth/">Tawny Frogmouth </a>chick.&nbsp; Born to first-time parents, zoo keepers are taking extra precautions to ensure the chick develops properly. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:42:16 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin 31751 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org It's A Bird! Saint Louis Zoo Welcomes Its Newest Addition How Can St. Louis' Zoo-Museum District Institutions Raise More Money? Charge Admission? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-can-st-louis-zoo-museum-district-institutions-raise-more-money-charge-admission <p>Commissioners of the Zoo-Museum District, on September 30, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/support-grows-charging-some-enter-zoo-museum-district-attractions">voted to raise the property tax rate</a> that funds five St. Louis cultural institutions to the highest level permitted by state law.&nbsp; Those institutions are the St. Louis Zoo, the Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Science Center and Missouri History Museum.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:43:28 +0000 Alex Heuer & Camille Phillips 30506 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How Can St. Louis' Zoo-Museum District Institutions Raise More Money? Charge Admission? St. Louis Zoo Unveils Updated Expansion Plans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-zoo-unveils-updated-expansion-plans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The St. Louis Zoo showcased new plans for the 13 and a half acre expansion on the southern side of interstate 64.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he plans aren’t set in stone, and the zoo is still asking for public opinion.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But it outlines a framework of where the zoo could go in the next 20 years – adding exhibits, a hotel, an upscale restaurant.</span></p> Thu, 02 May 2013 00:10:01 +0000 Chris McDaniel 26001 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Zoo Unveils Updated Expansion Plans Asian Elephant Calf Will Bring Cautious Celebration To St. Louis Zoo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/asian-elephant-calf-will-bring-cautious-celebration-st-louis-zoo <p></p><p>An Asian elephant calf is due to be born any day at the St. Louis Zoo, cause for both celebration and concern amid the backdrop of a deadly herpes virus.</p><p></p><p>The virus has killed about 25 percent of Asian elephants born in North American zoos in the past three decades. Some animal rights activists <a href="http://bit.ly/13sZkHY">told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> that it is irresponsible to breed elephants knowing the presence of the virus in the herd.</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:59:12 +0000 The Associated Press & Sean Sandefur 24842 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Asian Elephant Calf Will Bring Cautious Celebration To St. Louis Zoo Florian Schulz: Wildlife Photographer And Conservationist http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/florian-schulz-wildlife-photographer-and-conservationist <p><a href="http://welcometothearctic.org/about/florian-schulz/">Florian Schulz</a> has two passions.&nbsp; He is an award-winning wildlife photographer, but is equally dedicated to preserving the habitat of wildlife.&nbsp;</p><p>Schulz’s passions led him to the Arctic where he spent 18 months in search of breathtaking images documenting life in every season.&nbsp; The result is the book <a href="http://welcometothearctic.org/">“To the Arctic”</a> which is the companion to the IMAX film of the same name.</p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:44:12 +0000 Mary Edwards & Alex Heuer 10041 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Florian Schulz: Wildlife Photographer And Conservationist St. Louis Zoo Kicks Off Planning Phase Of Forest Park Hospital Expansion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-zoo-kicks-planning-phase-forest-park-hospital-expansion <p></p><p>The St. Louis Zoo held an open house Tuesday night to launch the planning process for its expansion into the recently purchased 13.5 acre Forest Park Hospital.</p><p>David McGuire is vice president for architecture and planning at the zoo and says it might take decades to complete the expansion project.</p><p>The initial planning phase is expected to last six to eight months, and McGuire says at the end of the day adding the new site will mean the zoo can extend its mission.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 04:39:01 +0000 Tim Lloyd 7273 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Zoo Kicks Off Planning Phase Of Forest Park Hospital Expansion Beetle to make Missouri comeback tomorrow http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/beetle-make-missouri-comeback-tomorrow <p>An endangered beetle will be making its Missouri comeback on Tuesday.</p><p>That&#39;s when about 250 American burying beetles will be reintroduced in the Wah&rsquo;Kon-Tah prairie, about 60 miles northwest of Springfield.</p><p>It&#39;s a joint effort of the Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the St. Louis Zoo.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 20:56:54 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3844 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Beetle to make Missouri comeback tomorrow Morning headlines - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-may-15-2012 <p><strong>Record attendance for St. Louis Zoo</strong></p><p>The first four and a half months of the year have been a record one for the St. Louis Zoo, no doubt helped by an unseasonably warm winter and spring.</p><p>Officials said Monday that more than one million people had entered the Zoo&rsquo;s gates in through May 13. The Zoo expects those numbers to go higher once Sea Lion Sound opens on June 30.</p><p><strong>A year after record floods, drought conditions in southeast Missouri</strong></p><p>What a difference a year makes in southeastern Missouri.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 12:14:18 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 3696 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Morning Headlines: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-april-24-2012 <p><strong>US Chamber of Commerce weighs in on Missouri&#39;s GOP Senate primary</strong></p><p>The US Chamber of Commerce has made an endorsement in the three-way Republican Senate primary in Missouri.</p><p>The chamber on Tuesday backed former Vi-Jon chairman <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/brunner-enters-race-us-senate">John Brunner</a>, saying his private sector experience in cutting spending and balancing budgets provides the best contrast with Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:56:19 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & KRCU 3557 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines: Tuesday, April 24, 2012