Conservation

Guatemala or Bust (Part 1)

Guatemala-1The Minnesota Zoo is well known for its 485 acre facility in Apple Valley, Minnesota – just minutes away from the Mall of America. However people may be less familiar with […]

Friday, February 14, 2014|Conservation|

Neither snow, nor ice, nor threat of frostbite…

  Red Bellied Woodpecker  Although the weather […]

Tuesday, December 31, 2013|Conservation|

On Patrol with the Rhino Rangers

rhino_update1Jeff Muntifering, Conservation Biologist at the Minnesota Zoo, is in Namibia where he works with the Namibian government, a local conservation organization (Save the Rhino Trust), tourism operators and local communities […]

Monday, December 23, 2013|Black Rhino Conservation, Conservation|

Introducing the Minnesota Zoo BioDiscovery Project

The Minnesota Zoo opens our eyes to the amazing diversity of life on this planet by offering a chance to learn about and see animals from around the world. But did you know there are lots of animals at the Zoo who don’t live in enclosures? Approximately 280 acres of the Zoo site is […]

Monday, December 16, 2013|Conservation|

From Minnesota to Myanmar (Part Two)

Dr. Kate Jenks, Conservation Biologist at the Minnesota Zoo, is in Myanmar where she is exploring options for the Zoo to become involved in the conservation of endangered dholes (also known as Asian wild dogs), in partnership with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.

From Minnesota to Myanmar (Part One)

Dr. Kate Jenks, Conservation Biologist at the Minnesota Zoo, is in Myanmar where she is exploring options for the Zoo to become involved in the conservation of endangered dholes (also known as Asian wild dogs), in partnership with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.

Land of the Blue Sky

Get into any car in Mongolia you will see a blue sash tied between the front window visors. Blue scarves are knotted around posts and propped up with rock piles to indicate special prayer locations. In the countryside, blue is the favored color for painting concrete buildings and “ger” (traditional house) doors. All of […]

What is FishSmart?

The first thing you might be asking yourself is, “What is FishSmart?”

Well, in short, FishSmart is a Minnesota Zoo program focused on sustainable seafood education in an effort to conserve our global waters. We work with Twin Cities restaurants to encourage and help give them the information necessary on how to source only sustainable […]

Tuesday, October 1, 2013|Conservation|