Dramatic Play

When kids engage in pretend (or dramatic) play, they are actively experimenting with the social and emotional roles of life. When kids pretend to be Read More

Thursday, October 29, 2020|SEL/Empathy|

Behind the Scenes with the Zoo’s “Tapir Whisperer”

Laurie Trechsel has been dedicated to animal care for decades. While her education and career started long before, Trechsel first came to the Minnesota Zoo Read More

Monday, October 19, 2020|Animal, Behind the Scenes, Staff, Tropics Trail|

Wolf Awareness Week

We at the Minnesota Zoo are howling with excitement and pride over Wolf Awareness Week! Join us this year from October 18th-24th as we recognize Read More


Behind the Scenes with Animal Health: Fruit Bat Surgery

The Minnesota Zoo’s Animal Health team prioritizes the health and well-being of all animals under their care. And that includes some of our smaller residents Read More


Rocky the Sea Otter Update

Earlier this year, on January 9, 2020, Rocky, a sea otter at the Minnesota Zoo, had surgery to amputate his left rear flipper. The decision Read More

Monday, September 21, 2020|Animal Health, Zoo News, Zoo Veterinarians|

Fall Colors Wonder Wander

In the last few months, Minnesotans have engaged in outdoor play and exploration in a whole new way. This has included exploring our own backyards, Read More

Friday, September 18, 2020|Nature Learning, Nature Play, SEL/Empathy|

Nature vs. Nurture

The Minnesota Zoo’s freshwater mussel project studies and rears several different species of mussels in order to help restore wild populations throughout Minnesota. This past Read More


What Goes Up, Must Come Down…

Paper lantern and balloon releases are often seen as a fun and beautiful way to celebrate a special occasion. While these traditions may still fly Read More

Tuesday, September 8, 2020|Conservation, Get Involved|