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Member News
September 18, 2014
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Fall Babies: Introducing Wolf Pups!

Earlier this spring, Alaskan firefighters rescued five, two-week-old wolf pups from a den near the Funny River fire, which devastated over 200,000 acres on the Kenai Peninsula, and left the litter without a mother. When they were eight-weeks-old, they were transported to the Minnesota Zoo.

Since that time, Zoo staff has been busy hand-raising the pups and providing the nutrition and medical care necessary to ensure they grow into healthy adults. After spending mandatory time in a quarantine area, the new pack has moved to their new home−the wolf exhibit on the Medtronic Minnesota Trail. Read the full story.
Video: Wolf Pups on Exhibit

Our four lynx kittens continue to do well and are on exhibit Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. They are jumping, climbing and playing more and more each day!

"Are These Tigers?"
Get your limited signed edition copy of "Are These Tigers?" and support tiger conservation at the Minnesota Zoo! Follow the tale of Tasha the tiger as she navigates her new home with beautiful illustrations of Minnesota Zoo animals and exhibits−including the river otter, takin, red-ruffed lemur, and more. Pick up your copy in the Timber Lodge Traders gift shop on your next visit to support wildlife conservation.

NEW! Fall Education Programs

Fall Camp for School's Out
October 16-17
Register Online
Zoo Member discount applies.

Preschool Pals, Kindergarten Kids, Grades 1-6−enjoy some new seasonal thrills this fall!

College Travel EdVentures
Yellowstone/Grand Tetons
College students−Register before September 30!
Join fellow colleagues and a Zoo professional to study local conservation issues and see wildlife up close on an amazing winter adventure to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. Trip Dates: January 6-12, 2015.

Coming in October...

The Minnesota Zoo is proud to partner with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and Hustai Nuruu National Park in Mongolia to protect the endangered Asian wild horse. Driven to extinction in the wild in the 1960s, the Asian wild horse returned to its native habitat with help from zoos across the world—but, a lot of work has yet to be done. This project, led by Minnesota Zoo staff and researchers, will help secure a future for the wild horse in its native Asian habitat.

Learn more about the campaign, or make a contribution, at TrueWildHorse.org.


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Upcoming Events

Sea Otter Awareness Week
September 21-27
Learn more about how our resident sea otters (Capers, Jasper and Rocky) play a vital role in the coastal ecosystem. Activities at the exhibit and Bee Hive between 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Museum Day
September 27
The Zoo is offering a free child admission ticket with one paid adult.

Hook, Line, & Sinker: a Tribute to Fringe Fish
October 2

Backstage Bites
October 9
Join us for two unique, after-hours dining experiences!

ZooTracks is Available Online
Your quarterly-interactive, digital newsletter

Shows, Feedings and Seasonal Attractions
Check out the Zoo's ongoing daily events and open attractions this fall.

Members Appreciation

Members Only HowlZooWeen
Register at mnzoo.org beginning October 7.

September Coupon
$1 off any size kettle corn!

For more offers and updates, visit the members appreciation page.