World Rainforest Day – June 22, 2021

World Rainforest Day is an important day that gives a platform to the conversation of saving our planet’s rainforests. Rainforests are vital for the earth’s Read More

Wednesday, June 16, 2021|Conservation, Tropics Trail|

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|

Behind the Scenes with Animal Health: Fruit Bat Surgery

The Minnesota Zoo’s Animal Health team prioritizes the health and well-being of all animals under their care. And that includes some of our smaller residents Read More

Coral Reef Awareness Week

Coral reefs have long captured the attention of humans through their breathtaking displays of color, intriguing shapes and structure, and the abundant life they attract. Read More

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    Minnesota Zoo Announces First Binturong Cub Birth in 35 Years

Minnesota Zoo Announces First Binturong Cub Birth in 35 Years

  The Minnesota Zoo is thrilled to announce its first binturong cub born in 35 years! Born February 12, the cub is doing well in Read More

Monday, February 22, 2016|Behind the Scenes, Tropics Trail|

Horticulture Highlight: The Clustered Fishtail Palm

 A favorite palm along the Tropics Trail is the Clustered Fishtail palm, also known as Caryota mitis, a native tree of Southeast Asia. When looking Read More

Wednesday, February 3, 2016|Horticulture, Tropics Trail|

NEW Titi Monkeys at the Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is excited to welcome a new primate species! Bolivian Grey Titi (pronounced “tee-tee”) monkeys are now on exhibit along the indoor Tropics Read More

Tuesday, January 12, 2016|Tropics Trail|


During the entire month of November, the Minnesota Zoo​ will be sharing stories of the many rescued and rehabilitated animals that we care for. All Read More

Friday, November 13, 2015|Animal, Animal Rescue, Birds, Tropics Trail|