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|

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|

Volunteer at the Zoo

Wanna Go A Little Wild…Volunteer at the Minnesota Zoo! Volunteers make a difference at the Minnesota Zoo! 250 opportunities abound for teenagers through senior-agers looking Read More

Wednesday, November 30, 2016|Staff, Zoo News|

Family Fun December – Reindeer

Reindeer Rangifer tarandus The Minnesota Zoo is home to seven caribou, also known as reindeer. Where They Live: Caribou are found in the northern regions Read More

Wednesday, November 23, 2016|Kids, Zoo News|