Caring for Senior Animals

The Minnesota Zoo is home to nearly 5,000 individual animals with individual needs. From half-ton brown bears to a minuscule clownfish, from newborn Farm Babies Read More


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    Assiniboine Park Zoo and Minnesota Zoo breed Critically Endangered butterfly in managed care

Assiniboine Park Zoo and Minnesota Zoo breed Critically Endangered butterfly in managed care

The Poweshiek skipperling is a small grassland butterfly that is on the brink of extinction. It was once common across the Midwest but has apparently Read More


ZOOMS Design Challenge

The Minnesota Zoo ZOOMS STEM Design Challenge presented by Flint Hills Resources offers students a chance to develop a solution to a ‘real’ problem faced by zookeepers and staff Read More

Thursday, February 18, 2021|Education, Kids|

Thank You, Zoo Volunteers

The Minnesota Zoo has an amazing corps of 551 volunteers who support our mission, vision and values with their time, talent and treasure. Since the Zoo opened in Read More

Wednesday, February 10, 2021|Zoo News|

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Every year, people from around the world come together to learn about, count, and celebrate “backyard” birds. This year, the Great Backyard Bird Count will take Read More

Tuesday, February 9, 2021|Birds, Citizen Science, Get Involved|

Behind the Scenes: Coral Conservation

Minnesota, being many miles from the nearest ocean coastline, may not be the most likely place to find coral conservation, but at your next visit Read More

Wednesday, December 9, 2020|Aquariums, Behind the Scenes, Conservation|

Migratory Bird Conservation

What can you do to help migratory birds like the ruby-throated hummingbird, on their journey?   An individual ruby-throat hummer weighs roughly 3 grams, flaps it Read More

Tuesday, December 8, 2020|Citizen Science, Conservation|

HerpMapper

Why do turtles cross roads, and how can we help protect them?    Each year in Minnesota, turtles travel many miles, often crossing roads to nest Read More

Tuesday, December 8, 2020|Citizen Science, Minnesota Conservation|