Saving Sea Turtles

Mid-winter in Minnesota might have you longing for a sunny tropical beach, with palm trees swaying overhead and waves gently lapping at your feet. While Read More


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    Six great reasons to make Minnesota Zoo your Winter Staycation Destination

Six great reasons to make Minnesota Zoo your Winter Staycation Destination

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 Read More

Tuesday, January 24, 2017|Animal, Northern Trail, 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.  Read More

Thursday, December 29, 2016|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

Hope for Amur Leopards

Less than ten years ago, the situation looked dire for wild Amur leopards.  One of the rarest and most beautiful cats on Earth, the Amur Read More

Wednesday, November 30, 2016|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

Reindeer Facts

The holiday season has a familiar (furry-faced) friend, the reindeer, and whether you see them pulling Santa’s sleigh or grazing right here at the Minnesota Read More

Wednesday, November 23, 2016|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

Minnesota Bison Conservation Herd

Bison conservation efforts continue to make huge progress in Minnesota this year.  The Minnesota Zoo, in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources established Read More

Wednesday, September 28, 2016|Animal, Conservation, 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|