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Family Fun February – Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles

The Minnesota Zoo has two species of sea turtles – the Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys kempii, which is critically endangered, and the Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas, which is listed as a vulnerably threatened species.

Where They Live:
Atlantic Ridley sea turtles live along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida coast, […]

Wednesday, January 24, 2018|Kids, Zoo News|
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    Five great reasons to make Minnesota Zoo your Winter Staycation Destination

Five great reasons to make Minnesota Zoo your Winter Staycation Destination

  1. It’s 78 degrees and humid every day
    Winter may be the BEST time of year to visit the Minnesota Zoo. The Tropics Trail offers a warm, lush getaway for  and it’s a hotspot for smart fun. While the playful lemurs, inquisitive gibbons and agile tree kangaroos are just a few of the animals waiting […]

Wednesday, January 24, 2018|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|
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    Amazing Minnesota Zoo Volunteer Reaches 20,000 Hours of Service

Amazing Minnesota Zoo Volunteer Reaches 20,000 Hours of Service

In 2018, the Minnesota Zoo is turning 40 years old and we are celebrating “40 Years of Amazing” all year long. The Zoo’s official birthday is May 22 and we will be sharing stories from Zoo staff, volunteers and guests about their favorite memories and incredible experiences from here at the Zoo. Do you […]

Thursday, January 4, 2018|Get Involved, Staff, Zoo News|

New Year’s Resolution to Save Wildlife

In the post-holiday daze, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past twelve months and resolving to make changes that will benefit our lives.  We start listing our New Year’s resolutions.  What would be a fun departure from the usual (join a gym, eat healthy, save money)?  Are you tempted to commit to […]

Friday, December 29, 2017|Animal, Northern Trail, 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 snouts like snorkels!

Where They Live:
Tapirs can be found living in grassy areas near lakes and rivers in the dense rainforests of Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

What They Eat:
Tapirs use […]

Thursday, December 28, 2017|Uncategorized|

Winter Fun at the Zoo

If you’re up for an adventure, don’t miss the Minnesota Zoo this winter season. Come see all the action on the Northern Trail as our cold climate critters bask in the cooler temperatures. From the iconic bison, known to use their heads and shoulders to clear snow, to the click-clacking caribou (Fun Fact: Caribou […]

Thursday, November 30, 2017|Zoo News|

Family Fun December– Reindeer

Rangifer tarandus

The Minnesota Zoo is home to seven caribou, also known as reindeer.

Where They Live:
Caribou are found in the northern regions of Asia, Europe, and North America.

What They Eat:
Lichens make up the bulk of the caribou diet.  Other foods include fungi, moss, herbs, sedges, grasses, shrubs, and young trees.

Test Your Knowledge! (answers below)

  1. How […]
Tuesday, November 28, 2017|Kids, Zoo News|

The Medtronic Minnesota Trail Prepares for Winter

The ominous reports of predicted snow are already starting for the season. This may have some of us day dreaming about clear blue water & warm white sand beaches. That’s not the case for the animals of the Medtronic Minnesota Trail.

The animals sense the change in the air. They’re getting ready for winter, and […]

Thursday, October 26, 2017|Zoo News|