Pangolin Rehabilitation in Namibia

It might surprise you to learn that the most trafficked mammal in the world is one you may have never heard of. Pangolins are scaly Read More

Friday, February 14, 2020|Animal Rescue, Conservation, In The Field, Staff|

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    Minnesota Zoo Vets Perform First-of-its-Kind Sea Otter Surgery

Minnesota Zoo Vets Perform First-of-its-Kind Sea Otter Surgery

It has been a smooth recovery for Rocky the sea otter, following a landmark surgery. Last June zookeepers at the Minnesota Zoo noticed Rocky was Read More


Save Wildlife – Reduce Single Use

What are single-use plastics and why are they a problem? Single-use plastics come in many forms and are typically thrown away after only one use. Read More

Tuesday, February 4, 2020|Conservation, Discovery Bay, Turtles, Under the Sea|

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    Frozen in Time – Overwintering Caterpillars at the Minnesota Zoo

Frozen in Time – Overwintering Caterpillars at the Minnesota Zoo

Did you know that many species of insects survive Minnesota winters by “hibernating” throughout the cold months? While some insects, such as the monarch butterfly, Read More


5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Black Friday

Black Friday is typically a day spent waiting in lines, rushing through stores, and trying to find a spot in a jammed parking lot. Avoid Read More

Wednesday, November 20, 2019|happenings, Zoo News|

Lynx Kitten Celebrates International Cat Day

Just in time for International Cat Day, the Minnesota Zoo is excited to debut its latest addition to the Medtronic Minnesota Trail: a Canada lynx Read More

Friday, August 9, 2019|Uncategorized|

Global Tiger Day is July 29th!

Celebrate Global Tiger Day with the Minnesota Zoo on Monday, July 29! Discover how you can help these regal animals by taking our new pledge Read More

Wednesday, July 24, 2019|Big Cats, Tiger Conservation, Zoo News|

Time to wake up the caterpillars!

Many butterflies like Monarchs and Red Admirals migrate south to escape Minnesota’s frigid winters and return in the spring when the weather becomes gentler. Not Read More

Tuesday, May 7, 2019|Butterflies, Conservation|