Plastics in Our Oceans

We all use plastics in our daily lives. Unfortunately, the convenience and affordability of many of these items comes at an environmental cost. Because plastics Read More

Wednesday, February 13, 2019|Get Involved, Zoo News|

What do turtles do in the winter?

You may be familiar with turtles swimming among lily pads and basking on logs in the summer months, but where do they go when the Read More

Tuesday, January 29, 2019|Animal, Zoo News|

Planning a Future for Wildlife

The Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG) began life at the Minnesota Zoo in 1979 under the leadership of Dr. Ulysses S. Seal, who at the Read More

Wednesday, November 28, 2018|Conservation, Zoo News|

Smart Salt

It’s a cold fall morning in Minnesota. As I step from my car and walk up to the building there is a palpable crunching under Read More

Wednesday, November 28, 2018|Zoo News|

Mussel Update

After a relatively quick fall, the mussels at the Minnesota Zoo are settling in for a long winter’s nap. During the summer months, native mussels Read More

Thursday, October 25, 2018|Conservation, Minnesota Conservation, Zoo News|

Kids Page – Gray wolf

Scientific name: Canis lupus Did You Know? Today, well over 2000 wolves live in northern Minnesota. Where They Live: Gray wolves can be found in Read More

Thursday, October 25, 2018|Uncategorized|

Autumn Nighttime Nature Fun

Explore Nighttime Nature LISTEN: Sit together outside in silence for five minutes.  What nighttime nature sounds do you hear?  (Insect sounds, leaves/grasses blowing in the Read More

Friday, September 21, 2018|Kids, Zoo News|

Family Fun September – Sea Otter

Sea Otter Enhydra lutris The Minnesota Zoo is home to three sea otters—Capers, Jasper, and Rocky.  They were each found as orphaned pups in the Read More

Wednesday, August 29, 2018|Kids, Zoo News|