• Permalink Minnesota Zoo veterinary intern Dr. Maya Iyer DVM and veterinary technician Bob Korman draw blood from a wood turtle for a genetic analysis of wild populations.Gallery

    Drawing on Expertise: Vet Techs Contribute to Turtle Conservation

Drawing on Expertise: Vet Techs Contribute to Turtle Conservation

Tromping through thick brush. Sloshing through ankle-deep water and over slippery river rocks. Mastering a tricky procedure on a small subject. All in a special Read More

Thursday, October 19, 2023|Animal Health, Minnesota Conservation, Turtles|

Clip-Clop, Clydesdales: Caring for Animal Athletes

Ritchie isn’t so sure about the big green block in his barn. Flaring his nostrils wide, he chuffs and huffs at it. It’s not a Read More

Thursday, August 31, 2023|Animal Health, Wells Fargo Family Farm|

First 24 on the Farm

The Brown Swiss heifer arrived at the Wells Fargo Family Farm only two hours prior. She’s asleep after the intense experience of labor and delivery. Read More

Maternal Nature: Focus on Farm Moms

In the calm before a newborn, Aurora has the quiet barn all to herself. She munches hay in the maternity stall. Her mouth is full, Read More

Thursday, April 27, 2023|Animal Health, Wells Fargo Family Farm|

Tenacious Two: Wolverine Kits Thriving at the Minnesota Zoo

Tucked in a hillside den, under a thick blanket of snow, a mother wolverine gave birth to two kits late on February 9, 2023. Or Read More

Long Winter’s Nap: Minnesota Zoo Bears in Torpor

Over the winter, a few fuzzy faces will be absent at the Minnesota Zoo. That’s because brown bears and American black bears will be sleeping Read More

Wednesday, February 1, 2023|Animal Health, Zoo Veterinarians|

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|

Saying Goodbye to Musk Oxen at the Zoo

It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to musk oxen at the Minnesota Zoo. Our two remaining elderly musk oxen had been showing progressive Read More

Thursday, May 13, 2021|Animal, Animal Health, Northern Trail|