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|

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

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