Saint Louis Zoo

To Keep the Zoo Great, Keep It Out of Taxpayers' Pockets

A version of this op-ed appeared in the Clayton Times on July 11, 2017.

We’re told early in life that nothing is truly free. If you’ve had to learn this lesson first-hand, you know that some “free” things are actually quite costly.

The Saint Louis Zoo, one of our region’s most beloved institutions, is one of those expensive free things. And soon it could get a whole lot more expensive.