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|

Growing Up at the Minnesota Zoo

Hey everyone! My name is Josh Le, Communications and Media Relations Manager for the Minnesota Zoo. I’m not a super rad zookeeper or veterinarian – Read More

Thursday, October 27, 2016|Staff, Zoo News|

A Special Message from John Frawley

This week marked the beginning of my tenure as the Minnesota Zoo’s new director. After spending the past 20 years in California working to protect Read More

Thursday, February 25, 2016|Staff, Zoo News|

Meet the New Minnesota Zoo Director

On behalf of the Minnesota Zoo and Minnesota Zoo Foundation Boards, we are thrilled to officially announce Minnesota native and nationally-recognized conservation leader John Frawley has been Read More

Tuesday, January 26, 2016|Staff, Zoo News|

Zookeepers are “Walking the Walk”

It’s the beginning of a new year and the activity tracker craze is everywhere.  You can’t go to the grocery store, mall or even work Read More

Tuesday, January 19, 2016|Behind the Scenes, Staff, Zoo News|

Staff Highlight – Jessica Madole

While wandering the miles of trails and learning all about our animals here at the Minnesota Zoo, have you ever wondered who is behind the Read More

Friday, December 18, 2015|Staff|