Endangered Species Day is May 19th!

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, April 26, 2017|Animal, Conservation, Zoo News|

Buzzing About Bumbles

As new homeowners, my family is buzzing about, unpacking boxes. We are eager though for more buzzing as the weather warms: the buzz of bumble Read More

Wednesday, March 29, 2017|Butterflies, Conservation|

Collaring Dholes and Coming Full Circle

We have been trying to collar a dhole for 7 days, but no luck.  We are in Khao Yai National Park in Thailand and have Read More


Dholes in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

A “selfie-spot” is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the wild landscape of a National Park.  But we are Read More


Saving Dholes with a Beep

Psshhhhh—the sound of static tells me the VHF receiver is on.  204:  beep-pause-beep-pause-beep.  Fine.  446:  beep-pause-beep-pause-beep.  And on through our list of numbers.  We have Read More


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    Saving Wildlife – Tasmania Part 3-Meeting the Devil Ambassadors

Saving Wildlife – Tasmania Part 3-Meeting the Devil Ambassadors

The Minnesota Zoo connects people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. One we we do that is through a special staff grant program Read More

Thursday, March 2, 2017|Animal, Conservation, In The Field, Zoo News|

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    Saving Wildlife – Tasmania Part 2-Working with Captive Tasmanian Devils

Saving Wildlife – Tasmania Part 2-Working with Captive Tasmanian Devils

The Minnesota Zoo connects people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. One we we do that is through a special staff grant program Read More

Thursday, March 2, 2017|Animal, Conservation, In The Field, Zoo News|

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    Saving Wildlife – Tasmania-Part 1: Working with researchers on Maria Island

Saving Wildlife – Tasmania-Part 1: Working with researchers on Maria Island

The Minnesota Zoo connects people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. One we we do that is through a special staff grant program Read More

Friday, February 24, 2017|Animal, Conservation, In The Field, Zoo News|