World Rhino Day – Tenth Anniversary

Did you know there are five species of rhino alive today, and all of them need our help now more than ever? Javan, Sumatran, black, Read More

Wednesday, September 15, 2021|Black Rhino Conservation, Conservation|

Partner Spotlight- Minnesota Department of Transportation

The Minnesota Zoo is fortunate to work with many accomplished partners who are equally passionate about saving wildlife. Researchers at the Zoo have been partnering Read More


Field Journal- Butterfly Conservation Update

If ever there was an unassuming butterfly, it would be the Poweshiek skipperling. A small orange and brown butterfly with silvery stripes, they aren’t especially Read More


Get to Know our Team- Aquarist Becky Duchild

Becky Duchild is clear and to the point when asked why she pursues the work she does. “I love sharks,” she answers. “I think they Read More

Monday, September 13, 2021|Aquariums, Conservation, Discovery Bay, Staff|

Science in Action- Mussel Conservation

The “mussel shed,” as it’s affectionately called, at the Minnesota Zoo may not portray the most typical laboratory scene, but it’s a bustling hub of Read More


Breeding Zebra Mussels

The Minnesota Zoo has been supporting the freshwater mussel conservation projects of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) for many years with the goal of establishing healthy Read More

Wednesday, August 11, 2021|Conservation, In The Field|

Remembering Min, the Red Panda

It’s with heavy hearts that we report Min, our 10-year-old red panda, died late last week. This is a difficult loss; Min was a favorite Read More

Thursday, July 22, 2021|Animal, Animal Health|

Take Action- Responsible Water Recreation

Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes for good reason- our glistening lakes and rolling rivers are second to none! And Minnesotans certainly Read More