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The Minnesota Zoo mourns the death of Nikita, a Burmese python who was a fixture of the Tropics Trail for decades. At the time of Read More

Friday, June 21, 2024|Animal, Herpetology, Tropics Trail|

That’s Not a Gnu: New Takin on the Northern Trail

There’s a new golden glow at the Minnesota Zoo! Please welcome Tao, a 3-year-old female takin who arrived in spring 2024 from the San Diego Read More

Thursday, May 9, 2024|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

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    Leafy, Weedy, Wild and Rare: Seadragons at the Minnesota Zoo

Leafy, Weedy, Wild and Rare: Seadragons at the Minnesota Zoo

In Discovery Bay, there are ocean animals as rare as four-leaf clovers – which means the Minnesota Zoo is very lucky to have them! Meet Read More

Wednesday, February 21, 2024|Animal, Aquariums, Discovery Bay|

New to the Zoo: Pine Marten on the Minnesota Trail

Introducing the newest addition to the Minnesota Trail: a pine marten! Members of the Mustelidae family (with weasels, otters, and wolverines), pine martens are native Read More

Thursday, December 21, 2023|Animal, Medtronic Minnesota Trail|

Otters Brush Up on Dental Health

Did you brush your teeth today? It’s a question often asked by dentists (and parents). During Dental Health Month in February, it’s especially important to Read More

Thursday, February 23, 2023|Animal, Russia's Grizzly Coast|

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|

Behind the Scenes with the Zoo’s “Tapir Whisperer”

Laurie Trechsel has been dedicated to animal care for decades. While her education and career started long before, Trechsel first came to the Minnesota Zoo Read More

Monday, October 19, 2020|Animal, Behind the Scenes, Staff, Tropics Trail|