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Latest Saint Louis Zoological Park Stories

2012-01-11 08:00:00

Waterlife Design Group of Apopka, FL works with the Saint Louis Zoo to aide in saving an endangered aquatic species, the Ozark hellbender. Apopka, FL (PRWEB)

2009-05-10 13:02:28

Those planning on visiting zoos such as the St. Louis Zoo need not worry about possibly catching the swine flu from the site's pig residents, zoo officials say. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums said in a statement that despite the presence of pigs at certain accredited U.S.

2008-07-17 00:00:18

By Ryan Reynolds, Features Editor 464-7686 or reynoldsr@courierpress.com Packing up the entire family for a summer road trip is never easy.

2008-06-19 00:00:00

A crowd of 400 onlookers graciously welcomed a 6-foot tall, 143-pound giraffe to the St. Louis Zoo as he was born, zoo officials say. Crowds watched as the mother giraffe, named Jessie, safely gave birth to the male calf Saturday at the zoo, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

2008-06-18 12:00:06

By Michele Munz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun. 18--Dr. Sherman Silber has long been a trailblazer in fertility. Now the St. Louis-area surgeon is taking his expertise in humans and using it for endangered animals.

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2008-04-06 00:20:00

Throughout the country’s zoos, Gorillas, particularly males and those in their 20s and 30s, have been falling ill, many times experiencing sudden death, from progressive heart ailments ranging from aneurisms to valvular disease to cardiomyopathy.

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2008-03-31 21:00:00

Gorillas on Weight Watchers? Polar bears slurping sugar- free Jell-O shots? Giraffes nibbling alfalfa biscuits? The days of letting visitors throw marshmallows to the animals are mostly history at zoos around the country, replaced by a growing focus on diet and nutrition that parallels the fitness craze in humans.


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