Monorail Memories: Staff Think Back to the Track

Twenty-five minutes was all it took. To spin a round-trip journey from the American prairie to the Asian steppes to the boreal forest to the Read More

Thursday, October 19, 2023|Minnesota Zoo History, Staff, Treetop Trail|

Meet Our Team: Life Support Operator Josh Moline

When talking with Josh Moline about his work and passion for coral conservation, it’s easy to forget that the outlook for much of the world’s Read More

Thursday, December 29, 2022|Aquariums, Conservation, Staff|

Meet Our Team: Mussel Conservationist Ben Minerich

The Minnesota Zoo is home to nearly 5,000 individual animals that make up over 450 species, many of them threatened and endangered. The Zoo is Read More

Meet Our Team- Aquarist Becky Duchild

Becky Duchild is clear and to the point when asked why she pursues the work she does. “I love sharks,” she answers. “I think they Read More

Monday, September 13, 2021|Aquariums, Conservation, Discovery Bay, Staff|

Celebrating 10,000 Hours of Volunteer Service

Volunteers provide an incredible service to the Minnesota Zoo. This group of more than 500 individuals gives their time and talents all in the name Read More

Tuesday, July 13, 2021|Staff, Uncategorized, Zoo News|

Behind the Scenes with the Zoo’s “Tapir Whisperer”

Laurie Trechsel has been dedicated to animal care for decades. While her education and career started long before, Trechsel first came to the Minnesota Zoo Read More

Monday, October 19, 2020|Animal, Behind the Scenes, Staff, Tropics Trail|

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|

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    Amazing Minnesota Zoo Volunteer Reaches 20,000 Hours of Service

Amazing Minnesota Zoo Volunteer Reaches 20,000 Hours of Service

In 2018, the Minnesota Zoo is turning 40 years old and we are celebrating “40 Years of Amazing” all year long. The Zoo’s official birthday Read More

Thursday, January 4, 2018|Get Involved, Staff, Zoo News|