Get to Know our Team- Aquarist Becky Duchild

Becky Duchild is clear and to the point when asked why she pursues the work she does. “I love sharks,” she answers. “I think they Read More

Monday, September 13, 2021|Aquariums, Conservation, Discovery Bay, Staff|

Behind the Scenes: Coral Conservation

Minnesota, being many miles from the nearest ocean coastline, may not be the most likely place to find coral conservation, but at your next visit Read More


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


Coral Reef Awareness Week

Coral reefs have long captured the attention of humans through their breathtaking displays of color, intriguing shapes and structure, and the abundant life they attract. Read More


Shark Week – Celebrating Sand Tiger Sharks

The Minnesota Zoo’s six sand tiger sharks are all on display inside Discovery Bay. Did you know that they are great ambush hunters? Because sand Read More

Wednesday, June 29, 2016|Animal, Aquariums, Zoo News|

Rescued Sea Turtles

During the entire month of November, the Minnesota Zoo​ will be sharing stories of the many rescued and rehabilitated animals that we care for. All Read More

Saturday, November 21, 2015|Animal, Animal Rescue, Aquariums, Under the Sea|

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    Building Mussels at the Zoo? An Exercise in Freshwater Conservation.

Building Mussels at the Zoo? An Exercise in Freshwater Conservation.

By: Matt McLaughlin, Life Support Systems Coordinator The Minnesota Zoo has always placed great emphasis on conserving wildlife.  While we’ve been on the forefront of conservation Read More


Stingray Check-Up

The Minnesota Zoo currently houses three female southern stingrays in its Discovery Bay aquarium and 2 in another aquarium.  The oldest is approximately 14 years Read More