Global Tiger Day is July 29th!

It’s a great time to come out to the Minnesota Zoo to gaze in awe at these powerful, endangered predators. At our two tiger exhibits, Read More

Thursday, July 27, 2017|Big Cats, Tiger Conservation, Zoo News|

Endangered Prairie Butterfly Breeds in the Wild Again!

This 4th of July, Minnesota Zoo staff were celebrating, but not just for the reason you might expect. An endangered prairie butterfly was seen breeding Read More


Family Fun May – Tigers

Where They Live: Tigers prefer the forests and some tall grass areas of southeast Asia and the Russian Far East . What They Eat: Tigers Read More

Thursday, July 27, 2017|Kids, Zoo News|

New Puma Kitten Alert

We are happy to share that our recent orphaned and rescued male puma cub is making his public debut along the Medtronic Minnesota Trail! Zookeepers Read More

Monday, July 3, 2017|Animal, Animal Rescue, Big Cats|

The Minnesota Zoo is Baby Crazy

If you have walked the beautiful green trails of the Minnesota Zoo lately, you may have noticed some new residents. The Zoo has had a Read More

Thursday, June 29, 2017|Zoo News|

Top 5 Ways for Adults to Enjoy the Zoo

Trix may be for kids, but the Zoo is for EVERYONE. Why should the little ones have all the fun? There is plenty going on Read More

Wednesday, June 28, 2017|Uncategorized|

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    The Minnesota Zoo’s Role in Helping One of the Most Endangered Birds on Earth

The Minnesota Zoo’s Role in Helping One of the Most Endangered Birds on Earth

What would have happened to the California Condor if no one stepped in to help? The population went from 27 birds in 1987 to 446 Read More

Wednesday, June 28, 2017|Birds, Conservation, Zoo News|

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    A Milestone – Reintroducing a lost prairie butterfly for the first time

A Milestone – Reintroducing a lost prairie butterfly for the first time

For millennia, they bounced between the grasses and patrolled the purple coneflowers. Dakota skipper butterflies were once widespread across Minnesota’s prairies, where they served as Read More