Ameren Missouri is helping ensure a healthy diet for the animals at the St. Louis Zoo.
Twice-weekly feedings with the gorillas and other species throughout the zoo in the winter time are courtesy of tons of limbs collected by Ameren Missouri while clearing branches for access to power lines. By late fall, the zoo’s Animal Food & Nutrition Center had stocked its freezer with about 300 27-gallon bins for the winter.
Zoo staff advise the Ameren workers on what species are good for the animals and which to avoid. The current batch on ice features ash, willow, mulberry, hackberry and elm.
This is the first year of their partnership with Ameren.