Autumn Nighttime Nature Fun

Explore Nighttime Nature LISTEN: Sit together outside in silence for five minutes.  What nighttime nature sounds do you hear?  (Insect sounds, leaves/grasses blowing in the Read More

Friday, September 21, 2018|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun September – Sea Otter

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris The Minnesota Zoo is home to three sea otters—Capers, Jasper, and Rocky.  They were each found as orphaned pups in the Read More

Wednesday, August 29, 2018|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun August – Tigers

Where They Live: Tigers prefer the forests and some tall grass areas of southeast Asia and the Russian Far East . What They Eat: Tigers Read More

Thursday, July 26, 2018|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun July – Emu

Dromaius novaehollandiae Where They Live: Emu are native to Australia and are found in a variety of habitats including grassland, wooded savannah, and dry forests.  Read More

Wednesday, June 27, 2018|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun June – Kangaroos

Macropus rufus Where They Live: Red kangaroos are native to Australia and are found on open grassy plains in the interior parts of the country Read More

Thursday, May 31, 2018|Kids, Uncategorized, Zoo News|

Family Fun May – Moose

Moose Alces alces Large, long-legged and lumpy, moose wander woods and waterways gobbling grasses and other plants to nourish their big bodies. Where They Live:  Read More

Tuesday, April 24, 2018|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun this March – The Lesser Flamingo

Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor Although it’s the tallest bird on the Zoo’s Tropics Trail, the lesser flamingo is the smallest species of flamingo. Where They Read More

Thursday, February 22, 2018|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun February – Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles The Minnesota Zoo has two species of sea turtles – the Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys kempii, which is critically endangered, and the Read More

Wednesday, January 24, 2018|Kids, Zoo News|