Nature vs. Nurture

The Minnesota Zoo’s freshwater mussel project studies and rears several different species of mussels in order to help restore wild populations throughout Minnesota. This past Read More


What Goes Up, Must Come Down…

Paper lantern and balloon releases are often seen as a fun and beautiful way to celebrate a special occasion. While these traditions may still fly Read More

Tuesday, September 8, 2020|Conservation, Get Involved|

A Head Start for Threatened Turtles

This summer, the Minnesota Zoo has welcomed some new, and very little, temporary residents through its doors. After the release of 13 state threatened wood Read More


Giving the Shirt Off Your Back

Protecting black rhinos is a difficult and dangerous job. As if confronting charging rhinos and potentially heavily armed poachers is not enough of a burden, Read More


A Record Season for Butterfly Conservation

The Minnesota Zoo’s Prairie Butterfly Conservation Program has certainly not slowed down this summer! With record numbers of butterflies reared and released into the field, Read More


International Tiger Day

Few animals on earth are as captivating as the tiger. Their remarkably patterned coat and stealthy movements have caught our attention for decades. Unfortunately, as Read More


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|

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