Endangered Prairie Butterfly Breeds in the Wild Again!

This 4th of July, Minnesota Zoo staff were celebrating, but not just for the reason you might expect. An endangered prairie butterfly was seen breeding Read More


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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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017|Birds, Conservation, Zoo News|

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    A Milestone – Reintroducing a lost prairie butterfly for the first time

A Milestone – Reintroducing a lost prairie butterfly for the first time

For millennia, they bounced between the grasses and patrolled the purple coneflowers. Dakota skipper butterflies were once widespread across Minnesota’s prairies, where they served as Read More


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, May 17, 2017|Conservation|

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