Located on 90 acres in St. Louis, Missouri’s Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo is home to about 600* species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. It is one of the few free zoos in the nation and has been named #1 zoo by Zagat Survey’s U.S. Family Travel Guide in association with Parenting magazine. The Zoo annually attracts 3,000,000 visitors, who can see nearly 15,000* wild animals—including the many invertebrate species at the Zoo. Since its 1910 founding, the Zoo has been renowned for its beautiful naturalistic exhibits, its diverse collection of animals and its innovative approaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research and education.
*2015 census number