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 16,000* wild animals and 3,000,000 visitors each year. Voted America's top free attraction, the Zoo is located on 90 acres in beautiful Forest Park, and home to more than 600 species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. It is one of the few free zoos in the nation. Since its inception in 1910, the Zoo has been renowned for its beautiful naturalistic exhibits and for its diverse collection of animals from the major continents and biomes of the world. It is widely recognized for its animal management, wildlife conservation and research.