Family Fun March – Tropics of the World

The Minnesota Zoo’s Tropics Trail houses species from the world’s tropical regions.  This includes animals from South America, Africa, and Asia.  The tropics lie close Read More

Thursday, February 23, 2017|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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun January – Hornbills

Hornbills Bucerotidae There are more than 50 species of hornbills living today on Earth.  You can find Rhinoceros hornbills living on the Tropics Trail at Read More

Thursday, December 29, 2016|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun December – Reindeer

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 Read More

Wednesday, November 23, 2016|Kids, Zoo News|

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

Wednesday, October 26, 2016|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun September – Black Rhinoceros

Black Rhinoceros Diceros bicornis One of the Minnesota Zoo’s conservation biologists works with local people in the African country of Namibia to save the region’s Read More

Wednesday, September 28, 2016|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

Thursday, August 25, 2016|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun this August – 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

Wednesday, July 27, 2016|Kids, Zoo News|