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Plans Unveiled for Massive St. Louis Zoo Expansion

Apr 11, 2018

 Plans have been unveiled for a proposed St. Louis Zoo expansion that would allow visitors to go on "safari" to watch African animals graze on a separate tract of land near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.

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The Saint Louis Zoo is joining a national coalition of commercial agriculture producers, conservation groups and seed companies working to address the dramatic recent decline of honeybees.

Camels are known for their ability to travel long distances across the desert without water.

But they’re also becoming an increasingly important source of milk for people in drought-prone regions. That includes East African countries like Kenya, where camel numbers have skyrocketed over the past few decades.

But introducing camels — or any species — to a new region, could mean bringing in new diseases.

The St. Louis Zoo has been studying camel diseases in Kenya to help assess their risks.