Thank You, Zoo Volunteers

The Minnesota Zoo has an amazing corps of volunteers who support our mission, vision and values with their time, talent and treasure. Since the Zoo opened in Read More

Thursday, April 14, 2022|Zoo News|

Meet Our Team: Mussel Conservationist Ben Minerich

The Minnesota Zoo is home to nearly 5,000 individual animals that make up over 450 species, many of them threatened and endangered. The Zoo is Read More


Plant for Pollinators: How to be a Backyard Wildlife Hero

As the saying goes, “not all heroes wear capes!” With or without a cape, you can be a hero for local wildlife by taking action Read More


Science in Action: Bison Genetics

Minnesota’s natural landscape looked very different in the not-so-distant past. Much of the state was once covered in expansive, biologically-diverse prairie. Tall grasses rolled in Read More


Field Journal: What’s in Store for Upcoming Season

For the Minnesota Zoo’s Conservation Department, the spring and summer field season is an especially busy time. Due to the seasonal variation in wildlife activity, Read More


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    ZOOMS STEM Design Challenge: Making connections from Minnesota to Hawaii

ZOOMS STEM Design Challenge: Making connections from Minnesota to Hawaii

Every day, the Minnesota Zoo strives to make connections – connections among people, animals, and the natural world. These connections may start in Minnesota, but Read More

Wednesday, February 2, 2022|Education, Medtronic Minnesota Trail|

Backyard Wildlife Hero – Salt Smart

Minnesota winters can be harsh. From the below zero temperatures and winds that will take your breath away, to the onslaught of sudden blizzard conditions, Read More


Field Journal – Black Rhino Conservation

The past two years have brought unprecedented changes to every pocket of the globe and nearly every aspect of daily life. Despite the challenges we’ve Read More