Flippered Friends in Need

The two yearling sea lions couldn’t even lift their heads. They were in a pen with two individuals farther on the road to recovery but Read More

Thursday, August 24, 2023|Animal Rescue, Aquariums|

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

Pangolin Rehabilitation in Namibia

It might surprise you to learn that the most trafficked mammal in the world is one you may have never heard of. Pangolins are scaly Read More

Friday, February 14, 2020|Animal Rescue, Conservation, In The Field, Staff|

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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

Rescued/Rehabbed Success Stories at the Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is home to thousands of animals from around the world. From energetic White-cheeked gibbons along our Tropics Trail to calming moon jellyfish Read More

Wednesday, October 18, 2017|Animal Rescue, Conservation, In The Field|

New Puma Kitten Alert

We are happy to share that our recent orphaned and rescued male puma cub is making his public debut along the Medtronic Minnesota Trail! Zookeepers Read More

Monday, July 3, 2017|Animal, Animal Rescue, Big Cats|

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

The “Funny River Five” Are All Grown Up

Heartstrings around the country were tugged in the spring of 2014 when we learned about five orphaned gray wolf pups that were rescued from the Read More