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- Recently voted "Best Zoo" and "America’s Top Free Attraction"
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The City of St. Louis purchased the 1904 World's Fair Flight Cage for $3,500. In 1917, 299,100 people visited the Zoo. In 2009, the Zoo broke an all-time record with 3,101,830 visitors. Phil the Gorilla's fame was such that he was once featured in Life magazine as "an up and coming gorilla." School children donated their pennies to purchase Miss Jim the Elephant in 1916. Marlin Perkins, host of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom television show, was director of the Saint Louis Zoo from 1962-1970. Siegfried the walrus was one of the Zoo's most popular animals in the 1960s, particularly because he would let visitors tickle his chin. Raja was the first elephant born at the Zoo in 1992.
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Redeemable: St. Louis, MO