Partner Spotlight- Minnesota Department of Transportation

The Minnesota Zoo is fortunate to work with many accomplished partners who are equally passionate about saving wildlife. Researchers at the Zoo have been partnering Read More


Field Journal- Butterfly Conservation Update

If ever there was an unassuming butterfly, it would be the Poweshiek skipperling. A small orange and brown butterfly with silvery stripes, they aren’t especially Read More


Breeding Zebra Mussels

The Minnesota Zoo has been supporting the freshwater mussel conservation projects of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) for many years with the goal of establishing healthy Read More

Wednesday, August 11, 2021|Conservation, In The Field|

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    Conservation Partner Spotlight: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Center for Aquatic Mollusk Programs

Conservation Partner Spotlight: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Center for Aquatic Mollusk Programs

Prior to rapid urban and agricultural development in North America during the 19th century, freshwater mussels were as common as pebbles in any of Minnesota’s Read More


Field Journal: Head-start wood turtles

After a long winter under ice and mud, Minnesota’s turtles emerge with the first warm rays of spring sun. It is also at this time Read More

Friday, May 21, 2021|Conservation, In The Field, Turtles|

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


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    Assiniboine Park Zoo and Minnesota Zoo breed Critically Endangered butterfly in managed care

Assiniboine Park Zoo and Minnesota Zoo breed Critically Endangered butterfly in managed care

The Poweshiek skipperling is a small grassland butterfly that is on the brink of extinction. It was once common across the Midwest but has apparently Read More


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