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|

Wildlife at the Zoo

Which animal is the first that comes to mind when you imagine the Minnesota Zoo? Perhaps the peppy penguins? The stealthy tigers? Or maybe you Read More

Wednesday, July 15, 2020|Animal, Conservation|

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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


What do turtles do in the winter?

You may be familiar with turtles swimming among lily pads and basking on logs in the summer months, but where do they go when the Read More

Tuesday, January 29, 2019|Animal, Zoo News|

40 Years of Saving Wildlife

Conservation is an integral part of the Minnesota Zoo, and has been from the start. This year, the Zoo is excited to celebrate 40 years Read More

Tuesday, April 24, 2018|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

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    Five great reasons to make Minnesota Zoo your Winter Staycation Destination

Five great reasons to make Minnesota Zoo your Winter Staycation Destination

It’s 78 degrees and humid every day Winter may be the BEST time of year to visit the Minnesota Zoo. The Tropics Trail offers a Read More

Wednesday, January 24, 2018|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

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