St. Louis Zoo,
One Government Drive, St. Louis, MO
April 13 - September 30, 2018
Watch, touch and occasionally feed the unique and fascinating
stingrays, as they glide through a warm saltwater pool. Visitors are
encouraged to dip their hands into the water and allow the stingrays
to touch them. The sharks are a little too shy for petting, but you
may be lucky enough to have one touch you briefly as it swims by.
Located under a large pavilion near Lakeside Cafe these ocean
animals swim through a 17,000-gallon pool complete with waterfall
and a lush surrounding landscape.
On display are Bonnethead sharks are the smallest members of the
hammerhead family. The Bonnethead sharks at Stingrays at Caribbean
Cove are small, shy and docile fish and pose no danger to humans.
The Cownose rays and southern stingrays are related to sharks. They
have a flat body, long pointed fins and a long whip-like tail that
can be used for defense against predators. At Stingrays at Caribbean
Cove, their stingers or barbs are painlessly trimmed back just like
fingernails are clipped. Also along for the swim are horseshoe
crabs, which are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than
to true crabs. The horseshoe crab is a living fossil. It has been on
the earth for 220 million years, longer than dinosaurs, and it
survives today almost identical to its ancient ancestors.
The 20-inch deep pool includes a waterfall and a state-of-the-art
life support system. The pool also has solitary space and places for
the animals to rest if they choose. Zoo interpreters and educators
will be on hand to help visitors and to share information about the
animals, sustainable seafood and ocean conservation.
$4 per person
(Children under age 2 are free)
Zoo members at the Family Level and above may use their Anywhere
Plus passes for admission.
Admission is free the first hour the Zoo is open.
Save with a Safari Pass.
more information call
314-781-0900 or 1-800-966-8877
or visit the