World Wildlife Fund, in collaboration with the London Zoological Society, published a study entitled, “Living Planet Report 2014,” that addresses the issue of global species loss. Overall, the report deduced that in the past 40 years, the world has lost a stunning 52 percent of wildlife. That means that if you were born in 1970, the world has lost over half of the species that existed at your birth.
The first step in making change is spreading knowledge, so share this infographic and let’s spread the word that the world’s species need our help now!
The zoo initially held 51 deer and antelope, 11 buffaloes, a sacred cow, a sandhill crane, 20 prairie dogs, a dromedary camel, eagles, ducks, elk, foxes, geese, swans, rabbits, a raccoon, a China sheep, opossums, a buzzard, owls, peafowl, among other animals.
By 1921 they had begun to build bear pits, a reptile house and a primate house. Big Cat Country was added in 1976.
Today the St Louis Zoo does have lions, tigers and hippos! The park commissioner would be proud.