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|

Thank Our Pollinators!

Did you have blueberries in your morning cereal? Can you imagine autumn in Minnesota without pumpkins or family weekends picking apples at your local orchard? Read More

Monday, June 21, 2021|Conservation, Uncategorized|

Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day, Together!

In 1970, the year Earth Day was first celebrated, Dakota County donated an Apple Valley parcel of land to the state. Eight years later, the Read More

Tuesday, April 21, 2020|Uncategorized|

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    Minnesota Zoo Vets Perform First-of-its-Kind Sea Otter Surgery

Minnesota Zoo Vets Perform First-of-its-Kind Sea Otter Surgery

It has been a smooth recovery for Rocky the sea otter, following a landmark surgery. Last June zookeepers at the Minnesota Zoo noticed Rocky was Read More

Lynx Kitten Celebrates International Cat Day

Just in time for International Cat Day, the Minnesota Zoo is excited to debut its latest addition to the Medtronic Minnesota Trail: a Canada lynx Read More

Friday, August 9, 2019|Uncategorized|

Kids Page – Gray wolf

Scientific name: Canis lupus Did You Know? Today, well over 2000 wolves live in northern Minnesota. Where They Live: Gray wolves can be found in Read More

Thursday, October 25, 2018|Uncategorized|

Saving Sawfish in Australia

The Minnesota Zoo connects people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. One way we do that is through a special staff grant program, Read More

Thursday, June 28, 2018|Uncategorized|

National Pollinator Week (June 18-24)

Celebrate Dads AND pollinators starting Father’s Day weekend! In honor of National Pollinator Week (June 18-24), get your free, limited-supply Pollinator Seed Mix packet at Read More

Wednesday, May 30, 2018|Uncategorized|