Yep, great zoo. No question! Great snakes! Great kids park! But best zoo....? :wink:Bob Scott said:We have a great wolf santuary right outside of St. Louis that has done a lot of breeding with the Mexican wolves.
Also the best dern zoo in the country in St. Louis.
Here you go, Susan! This was the best profile shot I got this morning, the lighting was bad so it's fuzzy. That's one of the wolves at the Zoo.susan tuck said:Very interesting article. The Mexican Wolf is also very near extinction. The US currently has a captive bred/release to the wild program, which has it's first success in the late 90's.
Agreed Bob! I love going to the St. Louis Zoo whenever I can, especially by myself! The biologist in me likes to spend like 10-15 minutes at each exhibit, not just 30 seconds! For example, I was up at the Omaha Zoo in their desert dome looking at the Australian taipan. It's one of the most deadly snakes in the world, but because it's kind of boring dusty colored, no one was looking at it. :roll: The best time to go to the St. Louis Zoo is when there is a really light drizzle. The animals prefer it because it's not as hot, there's almost no one there, and you can easily find free parking! I would like to shadow with the vets out there if I can. I shadowed with the Omaha Zoo vets over Thanksgiving and winter break and it was REALLY cool. Getting a job as a zoo vet is really really competitive and it doesn't pay nearly as much as a small animal vet though. Bummer... :?Bob Scott said:Best zoo aka some national survey I read. I think it was based on attendance. Since the St. Louis Zoo is FREE, that's a good reason for great attendance. :wink: It's always been rated in the top 5 in the country regardless of attendance.
One of our family pastime favs also! :wink: