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


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


Threatened Wood Turtles Released Back Into the Wild

The Minnesota Zoo, in partnership with the Minnesota DNR, has been working diligently behind the scenes for the past year on a new and critical Read More


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