Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road??

Bird song once again fills the treetops, the grass is greening, and turtles are emerging. It’s springtime in Minnesota! Each year, as lakes, rivers, and Read More


Reading with Rhinos

The Minnesota Zoo’s Black Rhino Project in Namibia is dedicated to protecting critically endangered rhinos through field research, tracking and monitoring, and community education and Read More


‘Raise the Roof’ for Rhinos – 1st Kunene Rhino Awards

In 2009, the Minnesota Zoo joined forces with Save the Rhino Trust in Namibia to help protect critically endangered black rhinoceros. This specific population of 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|

Save Wildlife – Reduce Single Use

What are single-use plastics and why are they a problem? Single-use plastics come in many forms and are typically thrown away after only one use. Read More

Tuesday, February 4, 2020|Conservation, Discovery Bay, Turtles, Under the Sea|

  • Permalink A Poweshiek skipperling caterpillar (left) before overwintering at the Minnesota Zoo and an adult Poweshiek skipperling (right) released in the wild.Gallery

    Frozen in Time – Overwintering Caterpillars at the Minnesota Zoo

Frozen in Time – Overwintering Caterpillars at the Minnesota Zoo

Did you know that many species of insects survive Minnesota winters by “hibernating” throughout the cold months? While some insects, such as the monarch butterfly, Read More


Time to wake up the caterpillars!

Many butterflies like Monarchs and Red Admirals migrate south to escape Minnesota’s frigid winters and return in the spring when the weather becomes gentler. Not Read More

Tuesday, May 7, 2019|Butterflies, Conservation|

Watch Out for Turtles on Roadways this Spring!

Why did the turtle cross the road? Well, turtles cross roads for a number of reasons, including searching for mates and moving between summer foraging Read More

Wednesday, May 1, 2019|Conservation, Turtles, Zoo News|