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|

Behind the Scenes with Animal Health

By 9 am on a typical Thursday, many working folks have downed a cup of coffee or two, settled in at their computers, and perhaps Read More


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    Minnesota Zoo Vets Perform First-of-its-Kind Sea Otter Surgery

Minnesota Zoo Vets Perform First-of-its-Kind Sea Otter Surgery

It has been a smooth recovery for Rocky the sea otter, following a landmark surgery. Last June zookeepers at the Minnesota Zoo noticed Rocky was Read More


Tiger Cub Update June 15

The Zoo’s female Amur tiger cub recently was examined by our veterinary team after her zookeepers noticed Sundari, the cub’s mother, was handling her more Read More

Thursday, June 15, 2017|Animal, Animal Health, Behind the Scenes|

Puma Kitten Update

The Minnesota Zoo recently became the new home to two (extremely adorable) orphaned puma kittens from Washington. They are currently behind the scenes being cared Read More


Save Wildlife: Hawaiian Monk Seals

The Minnesota Zoo is committed to connecting people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife and we are working on project with great partners Read More

Friday, November 20, 2015|Animal, Animal Health, Conservation|

New Season, New Feathers for African Penguins

After weeks of molting season in our 3M Penguins of the African Coast exhibit, our African penguins are now finally ready to debut their new plumage! Just Read More

Tuesday, June 30, 2015|Animal, Animal Health, Birds|