Talk:Saint Louis Zoo

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If the zoo is participating in research or educational programs, it would be great to add this information to the article, too. Rklawton 13:12, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

There is some research that has been done at the St. Louis Zoo. Specifically on opossums behavior. See example below. (talk) 19:52, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

We report on a study of the behavior and ecology of opossums (Didelphis virginiana) on the grounds of the St. Louis Zoological Park.[1]


  1. ^ Harmon, et al. (2005) What Free Ranging Animals Do at the Zoo: A Study of the Behavior and Habitat Use of Opossums (Didelphis virginiana) on the Grounds of the Saint Louis Zoo. Zoo Biology. 24. 197-213.


I've removed this from the article. Can we find some independent sourcing? One link is 404ed. Regards, M-ercury at 02:54, January 5, 2008 02:54, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Animal rights issues[edit]

On March 13, 2007, the Saint Louis Zoo veterinarians euthanized their 54-year-old matriarch elephant, Clara. Animal rights groups, specifically In Defense of Animals or IDA, charged that inadequate conditions at the zoo were directly responsible for the chronic arthritic conditions that made her suffer and ultimately resulted on her death.[1]

In June 2005, a polar bear died after an exploratory surgery revealed a garbage bag in its stomach. A whistleblower filed a complaint to [PETA] and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), stating that the bear had ingested a bag left behind by a caretaker, and that it took about two weeks for the zoo to provide veterinary care to this bear. [2]. An investigation by the USDA resulted in a fine against the zoo, and ordered the St. Louis Zoo to remove trash from animal enclosures, take appropriate measures to prevent diseases and ensure that veterinarians have appropriate authority to deliver care. [3]

Rail gauge[edit]

What is the gauge of the St. Louis Zoo's railway? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:39, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Edith Picture[edit]

The picture of Edith does not say where the picture was taken and I very strongly suspect it is not of Edith while she was at the Zoo. If that's the case, either that should be made clear, or the photo should be deleted. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Enigma foundry (talkcontribs) 02:29, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

OK. Rklawton (talk) 03:12, 5 April 2010 (UTC)