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    Reducing Tiger Human Conflict Saves Tigers and Helps People in Northern Sumatra

Reducing Tiger Human Conflict Saves Tigers and Helps People in Northern Sumatra

Dr. Tara Harris, Vice President for Conservation at the Minnesota Zoo, and Coordinator of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Tiger Species Survival Plan and Tiger Conservation Campaign, recently visited tiger conservation projects in Malaysia and Indonesia.  Conducted by WCS-Malaysia and WCS-Indonesia, these projects are supported by numerous zoos, individuals, and others through the […]

Tuesday, May 19, 2015|Malayan Tigers, Tiger Conservation|
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    “Demon Tigers” vs. “Good Tigers” in a South Aceh Village

“Demon Tigers” vs. “Good Tigers” in a South Aceh Village

 Dr. Tara Harris, Vice President for Conservation at the Minnesota Zoo, and Coordinator of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Tiger Species Survival Plan and Tiger Conservation Campaign, recently visited tiger conservation projects in Malaysia and Indonesia.  Conducted by WCS-Malaysia and WCS-Indonesia, these projects are supported by numerous zoos, individuals, and others through the […]

Tuesday, May 19, 2015|Malayan Tigers, Tiger Conservation|

Animal Facts: Canada Lynx

The Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is well suited for the living in the snow and here at the Minnesota Zoo. Their long legs allow them to stay above snow drifts, large furry feet act as snowshoes, and their extra-thick fur keeps them warm as well as silent in the wild. Lynx fur can also […]

Thursday, April 2, 2015|Animal, Medtronic Minnesota Trail|

Wolf Pup Update

You may be wondering where the five gray wolf pups that arrived at the Minnesota Zoo this past July are, right? To help refresh your memory…five orphaned gray wolf pups were rescued from the Funny River Wildfire in Alaska and an Alaskan fire crew found them in a den, not with their mother, but with […]

Tuesday, August 26, 2014|Animal Health, Behind the Scenes|

Plant For Pollinators

Could you live a world without chocolate? Can you imagine autumn in Minnesota without Halloween pumpkins or family weekends picking apples at your local orchard?  Did you have blueberries in your morning cereal?  Tomatoes in your sandwich? Would you make it to work on time every morning if coffee was 30% more expensive?

Urban vs. Suburban – Comparing Wildlife on Zoo-Site

The Minnesota Zoo’s BioDiscovery Project is partnering with the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute to compare their wildlife findings on each zoo’s site. Our BioDiscovery Project Coordinator, Katie Talbott, is excited to announce this partnership and get you all involved as well!

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Studying Minnesota Moose

Dr. Kim VanderWaal is a postdoctoral research scientist in the Minnesota Zoo’s Conservation Department. She is studying the risks Minnesota moose face from parasites transmitted from white-tailed deer.

Researching wildlife is not always glamorous.  Indeed, I have found that some of the most valuable information about wild animals can be learned by studying what they […]

Neither snow, nor ice, nor threat of frostbite…

  Red Bellied Woodpecker  Although the weather […]

Tuesday, December 31, 2013|Conservation|