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    Saving Wildlife – Tasmania-Part 1: Working with researchers on Maria Island

Saving Wildlife – Tasmania-Part 1: Working with researchers on Maria Island

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

Friday, February 24, 2017|Animal, Conservation, In The Field, Zoo News|

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|

Top 5 Reasons to Spend Spring Break at the Minnesota Zoo

Hit the Beach Tropical Beach Party is back and bigger than ever. This year we have not one, but two giant indoor sandboxes with a Read More

Thursday, February 23, 2017|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|

Saving Sea Turtles

Mid-winter in Minnesota might have you longing for a sunny tropical beach, with palm trees swaying overhead and waves gently lapping at your feet. While Read More


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    Six great reasons to make Minnesota Zoo your Winter Staycation Destination

Six great reasons to make Minnesota Zoo your Winter Staycation Destination

It’s 78 degrees and humid every day Winter may be the BEST time of year to visit the Minnesota Zoo. The Tropics Trail offers a Read More

Tuesday, January 24, 2017|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

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|

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|