New Year’s Resolution to Save Wildlife

In the post-holiday daze, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past twelve months and resolving to make changes that will benefit our lives.  Read More

Thursday, December 29, 2016|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

Hope for Amur Leopards

Less than ten years ago, the situation looked dire for wild Amur leopards.  One of the rarest and most beautiful cats on Earth, the Amur Read More

Wednesday, November 30, 2016|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

Reindeer Facts

The holiday season has a familiar (furry-faced) friend, the reindeer, and whether you see them pulling Santa’s sleigh or grazing right here at the Minnesota Read More

Wednesday, November 23, 2016|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

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    Celebrating the 30 Year Anniversary of Saving the Trumpeter Swan

Celebrating the 30 Year Anniversary of Saving the Trumpeter Swan

The trumpeter swan is the largest waterfowl species in North America, weighing 25-35 pounds with a wing span of nearly eight feet. Trumpeter swans were Read More

Wednesday, October 26, 2016|Conservation, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

Enjoy the Fall Colors at the Zoo

Looking for a fun place to get outside and enjoy the fall colors this October? Join us at the Minnesota Zoo for miles of scenic Read More


Asian Wild Horse Enrichment

On one of your visits to the Zoo this spring, you may have noticed the Asian wild horses and draft horses were not out in their Read More

Tuesday, May 17, 2016|Northern Trail|

Three “Lucky” Bears

Our award-winning Russia’s Grizzly Coast is home to several incredible species from the Russian Far East, including three very charismatic brown bears.”Haines,” “Kenai” and “Sadie” Read More

Thursday, March 17, 2016|Northern Trail, Zoo News|

Minnesota Zoo Welcomes New Takin Calf

  The Minnesota Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a rare female Sichuan takin calf, born February 4! The calf, named “Bing Leng” Read More

Thursday, February 25, 2016|Northern Trail|