Saint Louis Zoo

About Saint Louis Zoo

Enjoying an adventure every time you visit. Knowing a discovery will be made around each corner. You’re at the Saint Louis Zoo, a get-away destination that brings together more than 14,840* wild animals and 3,000,000 visitors each year.

Located on 90 acres in beautiful Forest Park, the Zoo is home to more than 603* species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. It is one of the few free zoos in the nation.


Institute for Conservation Medicine Intern

July 2020 - August 2020 St. Louis, MO
“I really loved getting to gain holistic, hands-on experience in the field. I got to apply ecological work and knowledge to real-life situations. This experienced not only gave me a foundation in ecological research skills, but also opened my perspective to a One Health approach. The ICM team was also very friendly and helpful, but allowed you to grow and improve, working individually and as a team. The best part for me was getting to collect data in the field and handle aquatic and box turtles.”


May 2018 St. Louis, MO
“Great experience working with elementary and middle school students from across the St. Louis area and beyond. I was able to not only learn and teach about zoos function and the work that they do in biology conservation, but also teach about the animals themselves and how each species functions in the wild.”
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Questions & Answers

Working as an interpreter at the Saint Louis Zoo sounds fun! What's a daily work schedule like?

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Is there any way that my biology major can prepare me for an interpreter job at the Saint Louis Zoo?

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Anyone here willing to offer their thoughts on company culture at the Saint Louis Zoo?

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