Family Fun September – Sea Otter

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris The Minnesota Zoo is home to three sea otters—Capers, Jasper, and Rocky.  They were each found as orphaned pups in the Read More

Thursday, August 25, 2016|Kids, Zoo News|

Minnesota, Where the Bison Roam

The American plains bison is the official mammal of the United States and evokes images of the past when great herds thundered across the plains.  Read More

Wednesday, August 24, 2016|Animal, Conservation, Zoo News|

Animal Play Day

Animal Play Day is one day a month where we want to highlight animal enrichment.  Each month the zookeeper’s choose 4-6 exhibits/areas to highlight that Read More

Wednesday, July 27, 2016|Animal, Zoo News|

Were Dinosaurs Social?

Fossil evidence doesn’t reveal everything about an animal’s behavior, but it can give clues! Some modern dinosaurs (birds) live in flocks and others are solitary. Read More

Wednesday, July 27, 2016|Zoo News|

Living Dinosaurs at the Zoo are “Social,” Too!

The Minnesota Zoo’s six sand tiger sharks are all on display inside Discovery Bay. Did you know that they are great ambush hunters? This summer Read More

Wednesday, July 27, 2016|Animal, Birds, Zoo News|

Support Efforts to Protect Critically Endangered Black Rhinos

Black rhinos are in big trouble, as they face an escalating poaching crisis to feed black market demand for their horns.  But the Minnesota Zoo, Read More

Wednesday, July 27, 2016|Black Rhino Conservation, Zoo News|

Family Fun this August – The Lesser Flamingo

Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor Although it’s the tallest bird on the Zoo’s Tropics Trail, the lesser flamingo is the smallest species of flamingo. Where They Read More

Wednesday, July 27, 2016|Kids, Zoo News|

Coming Face-to-Face with a Desert Black Rhino

Josh Le, Minnesota Zoo’s Communications Manager, is currently in Namibia to help further the Zoo’s mission of connecting people, animals and the natural world to Read More