Minnesota’s Freshwater Cleaners

May is Lake Cleanup Month, and we’d like to announce the winner of our “Most Dedicated to Lake Cleanliness” award… Congratulations to Minnesota’s native freshwater Read More


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|

Rescued/Rehabbed Success Stories at the Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is home to thousands of animals from around the world. From energetic White-cheeked gibbons along our Tropics Trail to calming moon jellyfish Read More

Wednesday, October 18, 2017|Animal Rescue, Conservation, In The Field|

Tracking Wily Wolves in Mongolia

Anticipation hangs in the air as I face a fluid wall of descending white.  Our volunteer on the project, John Hart, is only steps in Read More


Bison Herds Roam Minnesota Prairies Once Again!

The Minnesota Zoo, in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources established a partnership in 2012 to conserve and enhance the bison genome in Read More

Wednesday, September 27, 2017|Conservation, In The Field, Zoo News|