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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|

Watch Out for Turtles on Roadways this Spring!

Why did the turtle cross the road? Well, turtles cross roads for a number of reasons, including searching for mates and moving between summer foraging Read More

Wednesday, May 1, 2019|Conservation, Turtles, Zoo News|

Don’t Worry, Bee Happy!

One of the sounds of spring is the return of buzzing insects. For many people though, that buzzing brings fears, especially of bee stings. Well, Read More

Thursday, April 25, 2019|Zoo News|

Thank our Pollinators!

Did you have blueberries in your morning cereal? Can you imagine autumn in Minnesota without pumpkins or family weekends picking apples at your local orchard? Read More

Tuesday, March 19, 2019|Conservation, Uncategorized|