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


HerpMapper

Why do turtles cross roads, and how can we help protect them?    Each year in Minnesota, turtles travel many miles, often crossing roads to nest Read More

Tuesday, December 8, 2020|Citizen Science, Minnesota Conservation|

World Wildlife Conservation Day

December 4th marks the annual celebration of World Wildlife Conservation Day. This year, perhaps more than ever before, we have become increasingly aware of just Read More


Wolf Awareness Week

We at the Minnesota Zoo are howling with excitement and pride over Wolf Awareness Week! Join us this year from October 18th-24th as we recognize 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


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


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