We live just outside St. Louis. The St. Louis Zoo is an amazing zoo and it is FREE! The zoo has more than 19,800 wild animals. Located on 90 acres in beautiful Forest Park, the Zoo is home to more than 600 species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. It is one of the few free zoos in the nation.
Since its inception in 1910, the Zoo has been renowned for its beautiful naturalistic exhibits and for its diverse collection of animals from the major continents and biomes of the world. It is widely recognized for its innovative approaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research, and education.
These are pictures from a visit back in October 2014. We get there when it opens so we can go to the Children’s Zoo and Stingray Cove, free. After the first hour, it cost to get in there.
Inside the Children’s Zoo, they have a petting zoo and you can pet goats and chickens. Chickens are not really petable, we own them and know.
This goat looked like he was smiling, little creepy! Not going to lie!
We went through the zoo deciding and listing where the different animals where from we were also deciding if they lived in a Rainforest or Desert biome since we just learned about that in Science.
We visited the Hippos and reaffirmed our want to have a Hippopotamus for Christmas. Yep, we need one.
We went and visited the Pumas and this girl decided to get up close and personal with us. Yes, she is really THAT close and yes I did almost pee myself when she jumped up.
We spent hours reading about each animal and watching videos using the app the St. Louis Zoo has to go with your visit. He even tried to convince me we needed a ball-Python for the house. He doesn’t realize that will eat our beloved chickens whole!
All in all, it was a good day and the crowds did start to get to him later in the day when the foot traffic increased. But at the end of the day, he found his happy place, getting a bag of rocks.
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