Saving Sawfish in Australia

The Minnesota Zoo connects people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. One way we do that is through a special staff grant program, Read More

Thursday, June 28, 2018|Uncategorized|

Family Fun June – Kangaroos

Macropus rufus You can see red kangaroos at the Zoo’s summer Kangaroo Crossing exhibit opening May 27, 2017!   Explore all things Australia with an Australia-themed Read More

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

National Pollinator Week (June 18-24)

Celebrate Dads AND pollinators starting Father’s Day weekend! In honor of National Pollinator Week (June 18-24), get your free, limited-supply Pollinator Seed Mix packet at Read More

Wednesday, May 30, 2018|Uncategorized|

Kids Page – Malayan Tapir

Learn about our Malayan Tapirs! Scientific name: Tapirus indicus Did You Know? Tapirs love water and are excellent swimmers.  They have even been observed using their Read More

Thursday, December 28, 2017|Uncategorized|

Top 5 Ways for Adults to Enjoy the Zoo

Trix may be for kids, but the Zoo is for EVERYONE. Why should the little ones have all the fun? There is plenty going on Read More

Wednesday, June 28, 2017|Uncategorized|

Happy National Pollinator Week!

Happy National Pollinator Week! Pollinators do a lot, sustaining wild ecosystems and providing 35% of our food. But what are pollinators? Pollinators are animals that Read More


Invest in the Nest!

African penguins are in trouble. One hundred years ago, there were over one million breeding pairs. Now there are about 25,000. And if we don’t Read More

Wednesday, May 17, 2017|Uncategorized|

Brazilian Merganser Captive Reproduction Project

The Brazilian Merganser (Mergus octosetaceus) is the only surviving species of Mergini (Order Anseriformes) in the Southern Hemisphere.  It is a locally and globally endangered Read More

Monday, May 16, 2016|Uncategorized|