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Behind the scenes photos: Making ‘STL Pride’ at the Zoo

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We're taking you behind the scenes for six unique stories. Covering everything from the history of our beloved zoo, to the team that brings the ocean to St. Louis keeping stars like Kali the Polar Bear swimming in crystal clear water.

Watch our all-access pass to the gem of our city below.

How the Zoo feeds 18,000 animals

The animals at the St. Louis Zoo eat more than 2,000 tons of food each year. It's a big job that falls on a small crew. Our camera went behind the scenes to capture all the prep, packing and delivering.

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STL Pride photos: Nutrition at the STL Zoo

Meet the workers who keep the Zoo running smoothly

Each year more than 3 million people visit the St. Louis Zoo. The zoo's president describes the 90 acres in Forest Park as a small city, and it takes a village to keep it running.

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STL Pride Photos: Meet the staff at the St. Louis Zoo

How the Zoo has changed through the years

Take a look back at the St. Louis Zoo's history and some of the memorable animals that help put it on the map.

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STL Pride Photos: A step back in time at the St. Louis Zoo

STL Pride Photos: Old St. Louis Zoo project renderings

Where the animals go before calling the Zoo home

Before an animal can call the St. Louis Zoo home, they must spend several weeks inside the veterinary hospital. Our camera takes you behind the scenes to see a bush dog named Obi getting his newcomer exam.

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STL Pride Photos: The Zoo’s veterinary hospital

How tough it is to land the job of a St. Louis Zookeeper

Meet the men and women who work closely with more than 18,000 animals at the St. Louis Zoo. See just how competitive it is to land the job of a zookeeper at one of the best zoos in the country.

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STL Pride Photos: The the STL Zookeepers

Meet the crew who brings the ocean to St. Louis

The sea lions and polar bear are the stars at the St. Louis zoo. But behind the scenes there are MVP's who bring the ocean to St. Louis.

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STL Pride Photos: Bringing the ocean to the St. Louis Zoo