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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|

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    Top 6 Ways to Have an Awesome “Aussie” Summer at the Zoo

Top 6 Ways to Have an Awesome “Aussie” Summer at the Zoo

Take your very own “Aussie” walkabout: Come visit Kangaroo Crossing an experience the outback. Roam the land with kangaroos, wallabies and emus. You’ll feel as Read More

Thursday, May 25, 2017|happenings, Kangaroo Crossing, Zoo News|

Family Fun May – Emu

Dromaius novaehollandiae You can see emus at the Zoo’s summer Kangaroo Crossing exhibit opening this weekend!   Explore all things Australia with an Australia-themed birthday party, Read More

Wednesday, May 24, 2017|Kids, Zoo News|

Kangaroo Crossing is Coming Summer 2017

The Minnesota Zoo is excited to bring the “land down under” up north this summer with our NEW Kangaroo Crossing experience. This outback walkabout will Read More

Thursday, April 27, 2017|Kangaroo Crossing, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

Endangered Species Day is May 19th!

The Minnesota Zoo is home to 64 species of threatened and endangered animals – from the awe-inspiring Amur tiger to the thumbnail-sized Dakota skipper butterfly.  Read More

Wednesday, April 26, 2017|Animal, Conservation, Zoo News|

Family Fun May – Kangaroos

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 Read More

Wednesday, April 26, 2017|Kids, Zoo News|