Top 10 reasons to visit the Zoo during Labor Day weekend

10. Seals! Enjoy the Hawaiian monk seals inside Discovery Bay. 9. Get up close! From shark to penguins to cows and more, get up close Read More

Thursday, September 3, 2015|Uncategorized|

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    Building Mussels at the Zoo? An Exercise in Freshwater Conservation.

Building Mussels at the Zoo? An Exercise in Freshwater Conservation.

By: Matt McLaughlin, Life Support Systems Coordinator The Minnesota Zoo has always placed great emphasis on conserving wildlife.  While we’ve been on the forefront of conservation Read More


Back to School at the Zoo

Summer may be coming to an end, but the opportunities to connect to animals and nature at the Zoo abound!  Start the fall season off Read More

Wednesday, August 26, 2015|Uncategorized, Zoo News|

Kids Page – Malayan Tapir

Learn about our Malayan Tapirs! Scientific name: Tapirus indicus Did You Know? Tapirs love water and are excellent swimmers.  They have even been observed using their Read More

Wednesday, August 26, 2015|Uncategorized|

September 22nd is World Rhino Day!

It’s a great reason to celebrate the Minnesota Zoo’s efforts to save critically endangered black rhinos.  We work with Save the Rhino Trust and other Read More

Wednesday, August 26, 2015|Animal, Uncategorized|

Be a Volunteer For the Day at the Minnesota Zoo

On September 11, 2001, the lives of thousands of Americans where changed forever.   Out of tragedy, the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance was Read More

Wednesday, August 26, 2015|Uncategorized|

Meet the Tapir Calf!

The Minnesota Zoo’s Malayan tapir calf, born July 30, is thriving! Born to “Bertie” after a 13+ month gestation, the calf has been practicing his Read More

Wednesday, August 26, 2015|Animal, Zoo News|

Minnesota Zoo’s Overshadowed Animals Speak Up

There are a number of animals throughout the Minnesota Zoo you may not have noticed before or even realized exist! With the recent hype about Read More

Thursday, August 6, 2015|Animal|