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|

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


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


Tiger Cub Update June 15

The Zoo’s female Amur tiger cub recently was examined by our veterinary team after her zookeepers noticed Sundari, the cub’s mother, was handling her more Read More

Thursday, June 15, 2017|Animal, Animal Health, Behind the Scenes|

Tiger Cub Update

The Amur tiger cub is now over a month old….where does the time go?! Both Sundari and the cub are doing great! Weighing over ten Read More

Thursday, June 8, 2017|Animal, Behind the Scenes|

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


Helping Mother Nature – Farm Babies!

You’ve heard the saying “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.” Here at the Minnesota Zoo we would never try to do that, but we Read More


African Penguin Breeding Season Update

Our African penguin breeding season is progressing well at the Minnesota Zoo. We have 29 adult penguins in our flock, 11 males and 18 females.  Read More

Thursday, February 25, 2016|Behind the Scenes, Birds, Zoo News|