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Bison Herds Roam Minnesota Prairies Once Again!

The Minnesota Zoo, in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources established a partnership in 2012 to conserve and enhance the bison genome in the state of Minnesota.  This partnership manages bison herds at Blue Mounds State Park, Minneopa State Park, and at the Minnesota Zoo.  The main goal for these herds is […]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017|Conservation, In The Field, Zoo News|
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    Saving Amazing Wildlife through “Super” Amazing Partnerships

Saving Amazing Wildlife through “Super” Amazing Partnerships

The Minnesota Zoo works hard every day to connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. But we can’t do it all on our own. The Zoo has many incredible partners around the world to help us ensure a bright future for amazing species and the spaces they call home. Recently, the […]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017|Zoo News|

Family Fun May – American Bison

Where They Live:
Bison roam wide-open prairies in North America.

What They Eat:
Bison eat mainly grasses and sedges—as much as 15-30 pounds per animal per day.

Test Your Knowledge! (answers below)

  1. Adult male bison can weigh up to…
    a. 2000 lbs.      b. 1000 lbs.    c. 250 lbs.  d. 5000 lbs.
  1. Bison can run faster than most […]
Wednesday, September 27, 2017|Kids, Zoo News|

Rhino Pride Campaign Makes its Mark

Celebrate World Rhino Day with the Minnesota Zoo on Friday, September 22! Come join us at the top of the Tropics Trail from noon-2pm to participate in rhino-themed activities. Help us honor the rangers that risk their lives to protect rhinos! You can post a letter to one of the rangers which will be […]

Researching Coral in the Caribbean

Ready for our first night dive, hoping to gather eggs from the Star Boulder Coral, M. cavernosa. The Minnesota Zoo connects people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. One way we do that is through a special staff grant program using private funds […]

Wednesday, September 20, 2017|Conservation, In The Field, Minnesota Conservation|

End of Summer

Fall is fast approaching! Don’t miss this weekend’s last chance for summer fun at the Minnesota Zoo. Make sure to experience the outback at Kangaroo Crossing, brush shoulders with butterflies at the Butterfly Garden, and enjoy the outdoor Wings Financial World of Birds Show.

Kangaroo Crossing
Have you explored the outback yet? Join us this […]

Thursday, August 31, 2017|Zoo News|

World Rhino Day

Celebrate World Rhino Day with the Minnesota Zoo on Friday, September 22! Come join us at the top of the Tropics Trail from noon-2pm to participate in rhino-themed activities. Help us honor the rangers that risk their lives to protect rhinos! You can post a letter to one of the rangers which will be hand-delivered […]

Wednesday, August 30, 2017|Animal, Black Rhino Conservation, Conservation|

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, there’s plenty to see, touch, and learn. On Global Tiger Day, the Minnesota Zoo will also have fun family-friendly activities at our Tiger Base Camp exhibit from 12-2pm followed […]

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