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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Two baby leopards born at STL Zoo. So whats so Jewish about them?

Two baby leopards born at STL Zoo. So what’s so Jewish about them?

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished May 19, 2022

Two critically endangered Amur leopard cubs were born at the St. Louis Zoo on April 21. The little females are the first cubs born at the Zoo since 2010 and their births are a significant contribution to the population of Amur leopards in North American...

Avinoam Lourie

Israeli zoologist, author shares animal adventures at Jewish Book Festival family Zoo event

Published January 18, 2012

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, in partnership with the St. Louis Zoo, presents Israeli zoologist Avinoam Lourie, former head of the Haifa Zoo & Director of Israel's Wildlife Conservation Department, and St. Louis Zoo President Dr. Jeffrey Bonner,...

Ellen Futterman

Pet Smart: New columnist for the Light

BY ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITORPublished June 29, 2011

Pet smartFor the past year or so, I've gotten inquiries from readers asking if the Jewish Light could offer a pet column. Starting July 6, I am pleased to announce a new monthly column on the subject of all things animals, "Ask Dr. Doug," by Dr. Doug...

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