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Family Fun June – Kangaroos

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You can see red kangaroos at the Zoo’s summer Kangaroo Crossing exhibit opening May 27, 2017!   Explore all things Australia with an Australia-themed birthday party, go Backstage with Kangaroos, or register for a once-in-a-lifetime Australia After Dark family sleepover at the Zoo!

Where They Live:
Red kangaroos are native to Australia and […]

Thursday, May 31, 2018|Kids, Uncategorized, Zoo News|
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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 birds as of 2016! During my travels to Tasmania to work with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, I started learning about the other animals in need of help […]

Thursday, May 31, 2018|Birds, Conservation, Zoo News|
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    Top 5 Ways to Have an Awesome “Aussie” Summer at the Zoo

Top 5 Ways to Have an Awesome “Aussie” Summer at the Zoo

  1. Take your very own “Aussie” walkabout:Come visit Kangaroo Crossing and experience the outback. Roam the land with kangaroos, wallabies and emus. You’ll feel as if you were hiking through the Australian wilderness as you literally walk through the habitat with these outback ambassadors. Get up close with outback ambassadors at our daily […]
Thursday, May 31, 2018|happenings, Kangaroo Crossing, Zoo News|

National Pollinator Week (June 18-24)

Celebrate Dads AND pollinators starting Father’s Day weekend! In honor of National Pollinator Week (June 18-24), get your free, limited-supply Pollinator Seed Mix packet at the Minnesota Zoo Butterfly Garden!  

Check out the some of these amazing wildflowers – all Minnesota-native, locally sourced, and pesticides free – that you can plant with Dad! This […]

Wednesday, May 30, 2018|Uncategorized|

Endangered Species Day is May 18th!

The Minnesota Zoo is home to 64 species of threatened and endangered animals – from the awe-inspiring Amur tiger to the thumbnail-sized Dakota skipper butterfly.  With Endangered Species Day coming up on May 18th, we want to highlight some of these incredible species, what the Minnesota Zoo is doing to help, and what you […]

Wednesday, May 16, 2018|Conservation|

Shell-ebrate Spring by Helping Turtles!

Spring has finally sprung in Minnesota, and along with it native turtles are starting emerge again.  The Minnesota Zoo is working to help our state’s imperiled turtles, but we need your help!

Turtles have been on our planet longer than dinosaurs. But today, turtle populations in many regions are decreasing. Minnesota is home to nine […]

Thursday, May 10, 2018|Get Involved|

Gardening for Spring Butterflies

Pick up a limited edition Pollinator Seed Mix next time you come to the Zoo! Filled with great Minnesota native wildflowers, it will beautify your yard and help pollinators all year!Just weeks after our blizzard, Minnesotans are eagerly emerging from winter hibernation, and so […]

Thursday, May 3, 2018|Butterflies, Get Involved|

40 Years of Saving Wildlife

Dr. Ulysses S. Seal was at the center of the Minnesota Zoo’s early conservation efforts

Conservation is an integral part of the Minnesota Zoo, and has been from the start. This year, the Zoo is excited to celebrate 40 years of saving wildlife!

When the Minnesota […]

Tuesday, April 24, 2018|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|