End of Summer

Fall is fast approaching! Don’t miss this weekend’s last chance for summer fun at the Minnesota Zoo. Make sure to experience the outback at Kangaroo Read More

Thursday, August 31, 2017|Zoo News|

Global Tiger Day is July 29th!

It’s a great time to come out to the Minnesota Zoo to gaze in awe at these powerful, endangered predators. At our two tiger exhibits, Read More

Thursday, July 27, 2017|Big Cats, Tiger Conservation, Zoo News|

Endangered Prairie Butterfly Breeds in the Wild Again!

This 4th of July, Minnesota Zoo staff were celebrating, but not just for the reason you might expect. An endangered prairie butterfly was seen breeding Read More


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|

The Minnesota Zoo is Baby Crazy

If you have walked the beautiful green trails of the Minnesota Zoo lately, you may have noticed some new residents. The Zoo has had a Read More

Thursday, June 29, 2017|Zoo News|

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    The Minnesota Zoo’s Role in Helping One of the Most Endangered Birds on Earth

The Minnesota Zoo’s Role in Helping One of the Most Endangered Birds on Earth

What would have happened to the California Condor if no one stepped in to help? The population went from 27 birds in 1987 to 446 Read More

Wednesday, June 28, 2017|Birds, Conservation, Zoo News|

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    A Milestone – Reintroducing a lost prairie butterfly for the first time

A Milestone – Reintroducing a lost prairie butterfly for the first time

For millennia, they bounced between the grasses and patrolled the purple coneflowers. Dakota skipper butterflies were once widespread across Minnesota’s prairies, where they served as Read More


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|