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|

Thank our Pollinators!

Did you have blueberries in your morning cereal? Can you imagine autumn in Minnesota without pumpkins or family weekends picking apples at your local orchard? Read More

Tuesday, March 19, 2019|Conservation, Uncategorized|

Rhino Update from Namibia

The Minnesota Zoo’s support for critically endangered black rhino conservation in southern Africa reached a decade in January, 2019! Zoo Conservation Biologist Dr. Jeff Muntifering, Read More

Wednesday, March 13, 2019|Black Rhino Conservation, Conservation|

Planning a Future for Wildlife

The Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG) began life at the Minnesota Zoo in 1979 under the leadership of Dr. Ulysses S. Seal, who at the Read More

Wednesday, November 28, 2018|Conservation, Zoo News|