A Photo Tour of the St. Louis Zoo

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    A Sea Lion at the Sea Lion Show

    ••• A Sea Lion at the Sea Lion Show. © Kathie Eberle, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Pictures of the Zoo's Most Popular Animals and Attractions

    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 About.com 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

    ••• Elaine the California Sea Lion ringing the bell during the Seal Lion Show. © Kathie Eberle, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Giraffe at the St. Louis Zoo

    ••• A Giraffe Comes in for a Closer View. © Kathie Eberle, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Baby Giraffe

    ••• A Baby Giraffe. © Elly Adams, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Crowds Watch the Giraffes

    ••• Crowds Watch the Giraffes. © David O'Brien, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Two Zebras at the St. Louis Zoo

    ••• Two Zebras. © Thad James, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Watching the Zebra on Historic Hill

    ••• Watching the Zebra on Historic Hill. © David O'Brien, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    An Amur Tiger at the St. Louis Zoo

    ••• An Amur Tiger. © Thad James, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Two Cheetahs in the River's Edge

    ••• Two Cheetahs in the River's Edge. © Jeff Gusdorf, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Polar Bear at the St. Louis Zoo

    ••• A Polar Bear. © Michael Zajdel, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Grizzly Bear at the St. Louis Zoo

    ••• A Grizzly Bear. © Michael Zajdel, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Malayan Sun Bear at the St. Louis Zoo

    ••• A Malayan Sun Bear. © Elly Adams, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    An Asian Elephant in the River's Edge

    ••• An Asian Elephant in the River's Edge. © Kathie Eberle, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Hippo at Hippo Harbor

    ••• A Hippo at Hippo Harbor. © Jeff Gusdorf, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Hippo at Hippo Harbor

    ••• A Hippo at Hippo Harbor. © Michael Zajdel, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Hippo Harbor at the St. Louis Zoo

    ••• Hippo Harbor. © David O'Brien, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Watching the Hippos at Hippo Harbor

    ••• Watching the Hippos at Hippo Harbor. © David O'Brien, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Hippo Swimming at Hippo Harbor

    ••• A Hippo Swimming at Hippo Harbor. © David O'Brien, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Dwarf Mongoose in the River's Edge

    ••• A Dwarf Mongoose in the River's Edge. © Jeff Gusdorf, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Black Rhino at the River's Edge

    ••• A Black Rhino at the River's Edge. © David O'Brien, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Capybara in the River's Edge

    ••• A Capybara. © Michael Zajdel, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Close Encounter at the Herpetarium

    ••• A Close Encounter at the Herpetarium. © Michael Zajdel, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Three Crocodiles at the St. Louis Zoo

    ••• Three Crocodiles. © Michael Zajdel, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Two Penguins at the Penguin and Puffin Coast

    ••• Two Penguins at the Penguin and Puffin Coast. © Michael Zajdel, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Two Penguins at the Penguin and Puffin Coast

    ••• Two Penguins at the Penguin and Puffin Coast. © David O'Brien, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Penguin at the Penguin and Puffin Coast

    ••• A Penguin at the Penguin and Puffin Coast. © Kathie Eberle, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Silverback Gorilla

    ••• A Silverback Gorilla. © Elly Adams, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Momma and Baby Prairie Dog

    ••• A Momma and Baby Prairie Dog. © Kathie Eberle, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Black Swan at the St. Louis Zoo

    ••• A Black Swan. © Elly Adams, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Petting Guinea Pigs at the Children's Zoo

    ••• Guinea Pigs at the Children's Zoo. © David O'Brien, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    The Zoo's Handcarved Conservation Carousel

    ••• The Handcarved Conservation Carousel. © David O'Brien, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    The Zoo Line Railroad

    ••• The Zoo Line Railroad. © David O'Brien, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    A Conductor for the Zooline Railroad

    ••• A Conductor for the Zooline Railroad. © David O'Brien, Licensed to About.com, Inc.