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    Leafy, Weedy, Wild and Rare: Seadragons at the Minnesota Zoo

Leafy, Weedy, Wild and Rare: Seadragons at the Minnesota Zoo

In Discovery Bay, there are ocean animals as rare as four-leaf clovers – which means the Minnesota Zoo is very lucky to have them! Meet Read More

Wednesday, February 21, 2024|Animal, Aquariums, Discovery Bay|

Meet 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|

Plastic Free July

It’s Plastic Free July, a month to focus on reducing the amount of single-use plastics we use for the month, and hopefully beyond! Below are Read More

Caring for Senior Animals

The Minnesota Zoo is home to nearly 5,000 individual animals with individual needs. From half-ton brown bears to a minuscule clownfish, from newborn Farm Babies 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

Aloha from Discovery Bay

The Minnesota Zoo is thrilled to have collected over $19,000 from our guests in 2015 to help critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals!  We’ve purchased some Read More

Thursday, February 25, 2016|Discovery Bay, Under the Sea|

Surprise Birth of a Stingray Pup!

The Minnesota Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a male southern red stingray pup, who is currently growing up behind the scenes. Born Read More

Thursday, December 3, 2015|Animal, Discovery Bay, Under the Sea|

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