This past March, we announced a new collaboration between the Minnesota Zoo’s BioDiscovery Project and the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute. Katie Talbott, Coordinator for the BioDiscovery Project, has an update on their trail camera project!
All together now, “Awwww….” The Minnesota Zoo is excited to announce the addition of four [adorable] Canada lynx kittens, born on Tuesday, May 6 along the Medtronic Minnesota Trail! They are currently being cared for by their mom behind the scenes and will more than likely make a public debut in August 2014, when they […]
April 1, 2013
by Rachel Thompson, DVM
You may be wondering how animal care staff at the Minnesota Zoo gets the animals to take their medicine. It’s often easier said than done!
Some medicine, especially antibiotics, can taste very bitter. Very few zoo animals will swallow a pill whole and chase it with a glass of water, […]
by Dr. Rachel Thompson
Zoo veterinarians are often asked how we know when an animal is sick. It’s a very good question! Our patients can’t tell us where it hurts, so we look at non-verbal cues to give us insight on their health status. This can be difficult, especially with prey species because they are […]