Thursday, April 17, 2014


Saturday, 12th April 2014, after visiting butterfly house in St. Louis, we headed towards the zoo, which was about 17 miles away. Spent sometime looking for parking space and we entered the zoo, surprisingly..... no entrance fee.....
The first attraction was house of sea lions, where we go through the tunnel and we could see the active sea lions swimming all around, through the glass enclosures. It was amazing.
Afterwards, it was walking through the zoo, seeing various animals and birds.
St. Louis Zoo, is a zoo in Forest Park in St. LouisMissouriUnited States. It is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education. The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
Admission is free based on a public subsidy from a cultural tax district, the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District (ZMD); fees are charged for some special attractions. A special feature is the 2 ft (610 mm)narrow gauge Emerson Zooline Railroad with passenger trains pulled by Chance Rides C.P. Huntington locomotives that encircle the zoo, stopping at the more popular attractions.
The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair is credited for the birth of the St. Louis Zoo. 
A variety of animals are represented from four continents in River's Edge. The African Savanna displays Black rhinosSacred Ibisesbat-eared foxesred river hogs, and a colony of carmine bee-eaters. The African Nile features HipposCheetahsSpotted hyenas, and a colony of dwarf mongoose. The Asia exhibit features adult Asian elephants
The North American exhibit displays fish and wildlife from the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers containing minnowscrawfishbullfrog, and Channel Catfish. The South American exhibit displays bush dogscapybaras, and giant anteater.
It was an enjoyable experience.
written Thursday 17th April 2014

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