Wolf Pup Update

You may be wondering where the five gray wolf pups that arrived at the Minnesota Zoo this past July are, right? To help refresh your memory…five orphaned Read More

Tuesday, August 26, 2014|Animal Health, Behind the Scenes|

Animal Preventative Health

The Minnesota Zoo strives to provide excellent care for our animals. It is very important for zoo staff to continuously monitor the healthy animals, as Read More

Monday, August 4, 2014|Behind the Scenes, Zoo Veterinarians|

Feeding Frenzy! – Dinner Time at the Zoo

We all love to eat and our animals are no exception. With carnivores, omnivores, insectivores, herbivores, and many dietary restrictions in mind, our keepers are Read More

Stingray Check-Up

The Minnesota Zoo currently houses three female southern stingrays in its Discovery Bay aquarium and 2 in another aquarium.  The oldest is approximately 14 years Read More

Waking Up Some Real “Sleeping Beauties”

Did you know that the Minnesota Zoo’s Conservation Department is working hard behind the scenes to help save some of Minnesota’s (and the world’s!) most Read More

NEW Lynx Kittens 2014

All together now, “Awwww….” The Minnesota Zoo is excited to announce the addition of four [adorable] Canada lynx kittens, born on Tuesday, May 6 along the Read More

How do we get the animals to take their medicine?

April 1, 2013 by Rachel Thompson, DVM You may be wondering how animal care staff at the Minnesota Zoo gets the animals to take their Read More

Sunday, June 30, 2013|Animal, Behind the Scenes|

How do you know when a zoo animal is sick?

by Dr. Rachel Thompson Zoo veterinarians are often asked how we know when an animal is sick. It’s a very good question! Our patients can’t Read More

Friday, June 28, 2013|Behind the Scenes, home-promo|