That’s Not a Gnu: New Takin on the Northern Trail

There’s a new golden glow at the Minnesota Zoo! Please welcome Tao, a 3-year-old female takin who arrived in spring 2024 from the San Diego Read More

Thursday, May 9, 2024|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

Saying Goodbye to Musk Oxen at the Zoo

It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to musk oxen at the Minnesota Zoo. Our two remaining elderly musk oxen had been showing progressive Read More

Thursday, May 13, 2021|Animal, Animal Health, Northern Trail|

40 Years of Saving Wildlife

Conservation is an integral part of the Minnesota Zoo, and has been from the start. This year, the Zoo is excited to celebrate 40 years Read More

Tuesday, April 24, 2018|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

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    Five great reasons to make Minnesota Zoo your Winter Staycation Destination

Five great reasons to make Minnesota Zoo your Winter Staycation Destination

It’s 78 degrees and humid every day Winter may be the BEST time of year to visit the Minnesota Zoo. The Tropics Trail offers a Read More

Wednesday, January 24, 2018|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

New Year’s Resolution to Save Wildlife

In the post-holiday daze, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past twelve months and resolving to make changes that will benefit our lives.  Read More

Friday, December 29, 2017|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

Collaring Dholes and Coming Full Circle

We have been trying to collar a dhole for 7 days, but no luck.  We are in Khao Yai National Park in Thailand and have Read More

Dholes in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

A “selfie-spot” is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the wild landscape of a National Park.  But we are Read More

Saving Dholes with a Beep

Psshhhhh—the sound of static tells me the VHF receiver is on.  204:  beep-pause-beep-pause-beep.  Fine.  446:  beep-pause-beep-pause-beep.  And on through our list of numbers.  We have Read More