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On the Science and Ethics of Keeping Polar Bears In Captivity

Jordan Schaul | Posted 12.08.2015 | Science
Jordan Schaul

Bear researchers and managers are sometimes critical of ex situ programs. Skeptical that zoo science confers much, if any value to better understanding polar bears in captivity or in the wild where polar bear habitat is clearly vanishing, field biologists are sometimes justified in their skepticism.

WATCH: This Sea Lion Has A Very Important Job

Posted 06.07.2013 | Weddings

One St. Louis couple owes their engagement to an extremely talented sea lion. A woman was asked to participate in Robbie the sea lion's performance...

PHOTOS: It's A Girl! Zoo Miami Welcomes Adorable Newborn

Posted 03.18.2012 | Miami

It’s a girl! Zoo Miami staff has welcomed a female baby giraffe into their brood. Born Monday, the newborn weighs nearly 150 pounds and towers at...

A Huffington Post Guide to Family Vacations in the Midwest

The Huffington Post | Sylvie Branch | Posted 12.21.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in the Midwest can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we...

Our Guide To Family Vacations In Missouri

The Huffington Post | Victoria Ross | Posted 10.18.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Missouri can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we'v...

Planning A Family Vacations In St. Louis? Read Our Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Sandy Mitchell | Posted 10.11.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in St. Louis can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we...

Electronic Polar Bears Replace Real Bears At St. Louis Zoo (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The St. Louis Zoo has decided to replace its polar bears with electronic proxies, provided by a local holiday decoration company. The zoo's living po...

Jade: The Little Elephant That's Fighting A Deadly Virus

Cindy Letchworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cindy Letchworth

We St. Louisians are pulling for baby elephant Jade, and hope the anti-viral medications and round-the-clock care she is receiving save her life.