I observed the elephant for 10 minutes it was great to see how it cooled itself off on the hot summer like day. The way it did so was by sucking some water up into its trunk then lifting his trunk into the air and spraying himself with it. All the Elephants were close to the water due to the weather on that given day.
Red Rocks is one of the largest habitats at the Saint Louis Zoo and has a variety of animals like lions and tigers among other big cats. Also, they have zebras,giraffes and antelopes all in there natural habitats. It has natural rocky boulders and outcroppings as their territory. The place has plenty of trees for shade for the animals on a hot summer day. All in all there are about 15-20 animals in that habitat.
The Wild is another large habitat at the Saint Louis Zoo it has a variety of animals like penguins, gorillas and grizzly bears. Our naturalistic habitats are designed to help showcase the natural abilities of these hardy species. Starting with one of the oldest exhibits, Bear Bluffs, to our newest exhibit, Fragile Forest, you'll see animals from each corner of the earth displaying behaviors you would see in the wild. There are about 10-15 animals in this habitat.
River's Edge is the Saint Louis Zoo's first immersion exhibit -- a lushly planted naturalistic environment showcasing multiple species from around the world. As you enter the 10-acre exhibit, you'll become immersed in the animal's habitats -- watching hippos float gracefully underwater, rhinos wallowing in the mud and elephants playing beneath a waterfall. There are about 10 animals in this habitat.
Self Evaluation of Zoo Trip
I thought the Saint Louis Zoo trip was a great experience. It was a great way to see how each animal interacted differently with one another and also to see the way the animals interacted with humans.