St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO (56K bring a book to read)

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went on a weekday, was fairly cold too..fortunately everything i really wanted to see was kept indoors. :D

started off in the herpetarium. forgive me if some of these names are wrong or unknown to me. they had an A. versicolor labeled as A. urticans, so i wouldn't be surprised if there were other missed updates.

might do this thread in sections..there are a LOT of pics.

Cyclura cornuta?


Sphenodon punctatus


Corucia zebrata (thanks gil!)


or this guy.


Chlamydosaurus kingii


another unknown.


Bothriopsis taeniata


blurry pic of Bothriechis schlegelii


anaconda


Acrantophis madagascariensis?


two types of tortoise


Tomistoma schlegelii



Boa dumerili


Macroclemys temminckii



Physignathus cocincinus




Rhacodactylus auriculatus


Peltophryne lemur


these had no label or anything, so i have no idea.



Varanus beccari



Lachesis stenophrys



Brachylophus fasciatus


Bitis gabonica rhinoceros


Crotalus adamanteus





roommate of the eastern diamonback, Elaphe guttata guttata


Uroplatus fimbriatus..funny thing about this first pic is that we never even saw the darker one until i got home and uploaded the pictures. :eek:



Ophiophagus hannah




Python molurus bivittatus


Paleosuchus palpebrosus


Varanus komodoensis


Geochelone radiata


Python reticulatus


Caiman crocodilus


Clemmys guttata


Apalone spinifera


Nerodia sipedon


Agkistrodron piscivorus leucostoma..best pic i could get of it..wouldn't come out any further than that.


Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta


Crotalus horridus?


Sistrurus catenatus and a couple Pituophis catenifer sayi, then a close up of the S. catenatus.



Atelopus zeteki


a couple Bothriechis lateralis

close up



Siren intermedia nettingi


not sure what kind of fish this is..but it lived with the following Amphiuma tridactylum.




Bothriechis aurifer


next three weren't trying to help me get a good picture...

Zhaoermia mangshanensis


Vipera kaznakovi


Naja oxiana


Eristicophis macmahoni


Vipera latasti gaditana


Protobothrops jerdonii xanthomelas


Montivipera raddei raddei


Python anchietae


Cordylus warreni depressus


Dendroaspis polylepis



Heloderma horridum horridum


Montivipera bulgardaghica



Montivipera wagneri



Sceloporus serrifer cyanogenys


Sceloporous poinsettii?


Heloderma suspectum


Sauromalus obesus


in the same enclosure: this little guy jumped on the bigger one to soak up some heat. every so often, the larger one would kick it's back legs out to try and shake off the little one. was pretty funny to watch.


Rhynchophis boulengeri


Bothriechis nigroviridis..wish i could've gotten better pics of this one.



Theloderma corticale


Pyxis arachnoides brygooi


Crotalus willardi willardi



Mantella aurantiaca


sign at the entrance/exit.


i guess that will be it for now..give my copy past fingers a little break. :rolleyes:
 
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i have to admit it is pretty nice! not too far either..about 1.5 hours one way.

next set are from outside while walking over to the insectarium..figured we'd have a look at some of the displays on the way.

first..one last one from the herpetarium that i forgot to include.

Bitis gabonica rhinoceros


sea lions


swans, canadian geese and other ducks






penguins, puffins, and a strange looking duck or two.






polar bear


spectacled bear


grizzly bears


insectarium!


isopods


Scolopendra sp.




Brachypelma smithi



Pandinus imperator



some type of slug.


Blaberus giganteus


Aphonopelma hentzi



Amblycheila cylindriformis


Hadogenes troglodytes



Coelocnemis californicus


Tarantula sp. (thanks for verifying this jake!)


velvet ants (Mutillidae)


Hadrurus arizonensis


Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens



Ummidia sp.


Chartergus globiventris nest


Nephila clavipes




Latrodectus sp.


Avicularia versicolor..that was labeled A. urticans.



Lasiodora parahybana


next to my moms hand.


part of a display featuring various delicacies from around the world.


Blaberus craniifer


dung beetle (Scarabidae)


Archispirostreptus gigus


bad picture of some leeches (Haemopis marmorata)


Panchlora nivea


Eudicella gralli



Heteropteryx dilatata





Thermonectus marmoratus


Abedus sp.



Platymeris biguttata




Coccinella novemnotata


Microcentrum rhombifolium


Gromphadorhina portentosa


various pinned moths


pinned display of Aphonopelma chalcodes (i think) being attacked by Pepsis heros.


Extatosoma tiaratum





sorry, i'm not much of a butterfly person..so here they are in a large chunk.












one emerging from it's chrysalis...we didn't catch the whole process unfortunately.








a couple hibiscus flowers from the butterfly dome.



random other plant in there..forgot the common name.


these trees were on the way out and my mom was wondering what they were. they weren't labeled, so i figured i'd take a couple pics and see if anyone know.



thats it. hope you enjoyed them. :D
 
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Loads of pictures eh? Thanks for posting. :clap:
 

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forgive me if some of these names are wrong or unknown to me.
NO FORGIVENESS!!!!!!! The Hadogenes troglodytes looks like it is more likely H.paucidens. This would also be in line with the current import situation. It is almost certainly mislabeled, as it is everywhere else.

Nice pictures, though. Some very nice animals.

Cheers,
Dave
 

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Im all sorts of jealous now that we dont have something similar to that here in Northern Ohio. We have the rainforest building that houses our bugs, but i think we should get an individual building like yours!!!

Awesome pics by the way. You got some pretty good angles on some of those!
 

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Hey great shots!! I always lurk here and never post but since I work in the herp building in St. Louis, I figured I'd help on the IDs that were left blank.

So the turtle is a McCord's box turtle (Cuora mccordi), the frog is Leptodactylus fallax, in the one with the large tortoise that you title 2 types there are actually 3: Aldabra tortoises, a Galapagos tortoise and huge yellow foot tortoises, the unidentified frogs that aren't labeled are Phyllomedusa bicolor, the one you labeled as radiated tortoises also has an Aldabra in there, the sunfish...not sure myself :? , and you switch the labels on the Eristicophis and the Vipera. Anyways hope this helps and really hope you enjoyed your visit!!!
 

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I truly enjoy the insectorium pics. :)
glad you liked them. i had a lot of fun seeing all that stuff and taking the pics. :D


NO FORGIVENESS!!!!!!! The Hadogenes troglodytes looks like it is more likely H.paucidens. This would also be in line with the current import situation. It is almost certainly mislabeled, as it is everywhere else.
"forgiveness please" -random yakuza type guy on the simpsons. :}

yea, i'm not too up on all my scorpions..so i would never have noticed. nor did i even know about the whole name situation.

thanks, i took your advice from the aquarium thread and bought a polarizing filter. other than that, i tried to take the pics at an angle rather than straight on..one of the pics i took straight on is VERY bright. :rolleyes:

Im all sorts of jealous now that we dont have something similar to that here in Northern Ohio. We have the rainforest building that houses our bugs, but i think we should get an individual building like yours!!!
well..at least you have something cool to check out then. they have a lot more animals there..only problem was, our time was limited. (we wanted to get over to a local brewery and have lunch and some beers. :D )

Hey great shots!! I always lurk here and never post but since I work in the herp building in St. Louis, I figured I'd help on the IDs that were left blank.

So the turtle is a McCord's box turtle (Cuora mccordi), the frog is Leptodactylus fallax, in the one with the large tortoise that you title 2 types there are actually 3: Aldabra tortoises, a Galapagos tortoise and huge yellow foot tortoises, the unidentified frogs that aren't labeled are Phyllomedusa bicolor, the one you labeled as radiated tortoises also has an Aldabra in there, the sunfish...not sure myself :? , and you switch the labels on the Eristicophis and the Vipera. Anyways hope this helps and really hope you enjoyed your visit!!!
thanks for the IDs. was worried i'd mix some up on my own.. i tried to take pics of the signs as i went so i could have them to read whenever..but i didn't remember to get all of them.

that's awesome you work there! lots of nice herps! just wish you all had some Atheris. :) i want to go back there sometime in either feb or early march with my tripod..i'll definitely shoot you a pm ahead of time if or when i do. should be heading out there at some point to finalize some things with the navy, so might try to squeeze it in on that trip if i'm not too exhausted.
 

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Thanks for all the pics it looked like a fun trip and i especially like the madagascar ground boa.
 

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What a collection! Thanks for taking all those pix and thanks for posting them!
 

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we have these here in Alabama they are called cow killers because the sting is very bad. they are not an ant, infact they are a wingless wasp.. they are normaly seen walking solo ,and they have a huge stinger it comes out about 1/4" ...very neet looking wasps.
 
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Great photos but it took me forever to get to the invert photos even with high speed (next time I think the inverts should go up front :) )
I think they should trade in those isopods for the orange ones.

The "Tarantula sp." is actually Damon, most likely a male Damon diadema, from Africa. Phrynus species (AKA the supressed "Tarantula") are New World, generally small and males don't have much in the way of exaggerated pedipalps.
 

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Wow!, after looking at all those pics, I feel like I just went to the zoo, saved a lot of time and gas! Thanks for taking the time to post all the pics, the invert stuff was the grand finale! My fav vert is in the thread is the Alligator Snapper, giant skink is cool to me too.
 

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Awesome pictures :)

I went to see the Zoo lights during Christmas. Since I was there late I missed the Reptiles and inverts. It was nice to see them.

I think the St.Louis zoo is a pretty nice place. I actually like it better than the Chicago zoos.
 

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I've been going to this zoo all my life so I guess I take it for granted...it is a great zoo; and free too, for the most part. If you go to their website, you will find that they have many more tarantulas (OWs and NWs) that I have never seen on display in the past 4 years (if anyone knows why..i'm curious, are they on loan? Not the best display Ts?)
 

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Very nice!! The boise zoo has always sucked. After seeing these pics, it sucks even worse. Better take me a little roadtrip this summer!! Thanks for sharing.
 
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