Partner Spotlight: Dakota County Parks

The Minnesota Zoo has been conducting wildlife conservation and research for decades, and partnerships have been key to the success of these programs from the Read More


Backyard Wildlife Hero: Scoop the Poop

Picking up poo after your beloved pet is not the most exciting activity, and even less so during Minnesota’s frigid winter months. It may be Read More

Tuesday, January 3, 2023|Conservation, Get Involved|

Meet Our Team: Life Support Operator Josh Moline

When talking with Josh Moline about his work and passion for coral conservation, it’s easy to forget that the outlook for much of the world’s Read More

Thursday, December 29, 2022|Aquariums, Conservation, Staff|

Releasing Threatened Wood Turtles

Minnesota is home to nine native species of turtle, from the more commonly found snapping and painted turtles, to the relatively elusive smooth softshell turtle Read More


Freshwater Mussel and River Restoration

Freshwater mussels are some of the most at-risk animals in the world. In North America, a mussel biodiversity hotspot, three quarters of the 300+ species Read More


Critical Season to Save Endangered Butterflies

It’s likely that you have never seen, or maybe even heard of, two of Minnesota’s vanishing wildlife species. Small in size and increasingly less easy Read More


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