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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


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|