Releasing Threatened Wood Turtles

Minnesota is home to nine native species of turtle, from the more commonly found snapping and painted turtles, to the relatively elusive smooth softshell turtle Read More


Science in Action – Wildlife Radio Telemetry

Wildlife conservation has many foundational principals, and science is certainly one of them. Whether it’s working to estimate population sizes of our smallest endangered pollinators Read More


Partner Spotlight- Minnesota Department of Transportation

The Minnesota Zoo is fortunate to work with many accomplished partners who are equally passionate about saving wildlife. Researchers at the Zoo have been partnering Read More


Plastic Free July

It’s Plastic Free July, a month to focus on reducing the amount of single-use plastics we use for the month, and hopefully beyond! Below are Read More


Field Journal: Head-start wood turtles

After a long winter under ice and mud, Minnesota’s turtles emerge with the first warm rays of spring sun. It is also at this time Read More

Friday, May 21, 2021|Conservation, In The Field, Turtles|

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


Behind the Scenes with Animal Health

By 9 am on a typical Thursday, many working folks have downed a cup of coffee or two, settled in at their computers, and perhaps 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