Family Fun April – Farm Babies

Farm Babies The Minnesota Zoo’s Wells Fargo Family Farm features three domestic goat breeds – French-Alpine goats of various colors, white Saanen goats, and smaller Read More

Tuesday, March 27, 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|

Family Fun December– Reindeer

Rangifer tarandus The Minnesota Zoo is home to seven caribou, also known as reindeer. Where They Live: Caribou are found in the northern regions of Read More

Tuesday, November 28, 2017|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun November– Gray Wolf

(Canis lupus) Where They Live:  Gray wolves can be found in northern forests and tundra in North America, Asia, and Europe. What They Eat: Wolves Read More

Wednesday, October 25, 2017|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun May – American Bison

Where They Live: Bison roam wide-open prairies in North America. What They Eat: Bison eat mainly grasses and sedges—as much as 15-30 pounds per animal Read More

Wednesday, September 27, 2017|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun May – 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 27, 2017|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun May – Pollinators

Pollinators are animals that move pollen grains between two flowers of the same species, allowing fruit and seeds to grow and plants to reproduce.  Insects, Read More

Wednesday, June 28, 2017|Kids, Zoo News|