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|

Rescued/Rehabbed Success Stories at the Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is home to thousands of animals from around the world. From energetic White-cheeked gibbons along our Tropics Trail to calming moon jellyfish Read More

Wednesday, October 18, 2017|Animal Rescue, Conservation, In The Field|

Tracking Wily Wolves in Mongolia

Anticipation hangs in the air as I face a fluid wall of descending white.  Our volunteer on the project, John Hart, is only steps in Read More


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 Read More

Wednesday, September 27, 2017|Conservation, In The Field, 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 Read More


Researching Coral in the Caribbean

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 Read More

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