A Photo Tour of the St. Louis Zoo

Rosie the California Sea Lion at the Sea Lion Show

Kathie Eberle

The St. Louis Zoo has a national reputation for being one of the best zoo's in the country. Each year, millions of visitors come to the zoo to see the wide variety of animals. From sea lions to polar bears and giraffes to elephants, the St. Louis Zoo is home to thousands of animals from around the world. 

The St. Louis Zoo is located at One Government Drive in Forest Park. It's open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours in the summer. Admission is free.

There's so much to see and do at the zoo that it's hard to find time fore everything in just one visit. If you missed something or want to take another look, here are pictures taken by our readers of their favorite animals and attractions at the St. Louis Zoo.

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Elaine the California Sea Lion at the Seal Lion Show

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A Giraffe at the St. Louis Zoo

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A Baby Giraffe

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Crowds Watch the Giraffes

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Two Zebras at the St. Louis Zoo

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Watching the Zebra on Historic Hill

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An Amur Tiger at the St. Louis Zoo

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Two Cheetahs in the River's Edge

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A Polar Bear at the St. Louis Zoo

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A Grizzly Bear at the St. Louis Zoo

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A Malayan Sun Bear at the St. Louis Zoo

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An Asian Elephant in the River's Edge

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A Hippo at Hippo Harbor

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A Hippo at Hippo Harbor

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Hippo Harbor at the St. Louis Zoo

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Watching the Hippos at Hippo Harbor

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A Hippo Swimming at Hippo Harbor

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A Dwarf Mongoose in the River's Edge

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A Black Rhino at the River's Edge

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A Capybara in the River's Edge

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A Close Encounter at the Herpetarium

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Three Crocodiles at the St. Louis Zoo

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Two Penguins at the Penguin and Puffin Coast

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Two Penguins at the Penguin and Puffin Coast

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A Penguin at the Penguin and Puffin Coast

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A Silverback Gorilla

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A Momma and Baby Prairie Dog

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A Black Swan at the St. Louis Zoo

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Petting Guinea Pigs at the Children's Zoo

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The Zoo's Handcarved Conservation Carousel

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The Zoo Line Railroad

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A Conductor for the Zooline Railroad

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