Time to wake up the caterpillars!

Many butterflies like Monarchs and Red Admirals migrate south to escape Minnesota’s frigid winters and return in the spring when the weather becomes gentler. Not Read More

Tuesday, May 7, 2019|Butterflies, Conservation|

Watch Out for Turtles on Roadways this Spring!

Why did the turtle cross the road? Well, turtles cross roads for a number of reasons, including searching for mates and moving between summer foraging Read More

Wednesday, May 1, 2019|Conservation, Turtles, Zoo News|

Thank our Pollinators!

Did you have blueberries in your morning cereal? Can you imagine autumn in Minnesota without pumpkins or family weekends picking apples at your local orchard? Read More

Tuesday, March 19, 2019|Conservation, Uncategorized|

Rhino Update from Namibia

The Minnesota Zoo’s support for critically endangered black rhino conservation in southern Africa reached a decade in January, 2019! Zoo Conservation Biologist Dr. Jeff Muntifering, Read More

Wednesday, March 13, 2019|Black Rhino Conservation, Conservation|

Planning a Future for Wildlife

The Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG) began life at the Minnesota Zoo in 1979 under the leadership of Dr. Ulysses S. Seal, who at the Read More

Wednesday, November 28, 2018|Conservation, Zoo News|

Mussel Update

After a relatively quick fall, the mussels at the Minnesota Zoo are settling in for a long winter’s nap. During the summer months, native mussels Read More

Thursday, October 25, 2018|Conservation, Minnesota Conservation, 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 Read More

Thursday, May 31, 2018|Birds, Conservation, Zoo News|

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.  Read More

Wednesday, May 16, 2018|Conservation|