Oliveira visited the Marianas Islands in 2015.Photo courtesy Saint Louis Zoo.
It’s no secret that the Saint Louis Zoo is one of the top attractions in the United States, but did you know it’s also a leader in protecting animal habitats around the world? To learn more about the zoo’s conservation efforts, I stopped in for a behind-the-scenes visit at the Penguin and Puffin Coast and chatted with Sydney Oliveira, zoological manager of birds.
Spring has officially sprung. The sun is staying out longer, flowers are beginning to bloom, and Missouri’s wildlife is waking up from its winter slumber. Signs of spring are evident wherever you look, especially at the Wildlife Rescue Center in Ballwin, where things really begin to heat up this time of year.
The Wildlife Rescue Center is a non-profit agency dedicated to rehabbing injured, orphaned or sick wild animals native to Missouri. The 9,000-square-foot facility sees more than 2,000 patients a year. To discover what happens day to day at the center as well as learn what we can do when we encounter a sick or injured wild animal, we stopped in for a tour and visit with Senior Animal Care Specialist Katie Moreau.
Elizabeth Fitzgerald, right, and Randy Costas tour the north wing of The Magic House during construction.Photo courtesy The Magic House.
When Elizabeth Fitzgerald was in college working toward a degree in education, she was asked to compose her mission statement as a future educator. At that time, she likely had no idea just how far her mission to create a love of learning in children would travel or how many children she would reach.
Chester Lampkin is a familiar face to thousands of St. Louisans who know him as the friendly guy delivering the weather with a smile each morning on KSDK-Newschannel 5. We recently chatted with him to get to know him a little better off the screen.