That’s Not a Gnu: New Takin on the Northern Trail

There’s a new golden glow at the Minnesota Zoo! Please welcome Tao, a 3-year-old female takin who arrived in spring 2024 from the San Diego Read More

Thursday, May 9, 2024|Animal, Northern Trail, Zoo News|

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    Butterfly Conservation Work Featured in Best American Nature and Science Writing

Butterfly Conservation Work Featured in Best American Nature and Science Writing

The Poweshiek skipperling is one of the most endangered species on the planet. Minnesota Zoo researchers are working tirelessly to save the prairie butterfly from Read More

Thank You, Zoo Volunteers

The Minnesota Zoo has an amazing corps of volunteers who support our mission, vision and values with their time, talent and treasure. Since the Zoo opened in Read More

Thursday, April 14, 2022|Zoo News|

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|

Volunteer Appreciation Week

We are excited to have volunteers back on-site in time for National Volunteer Week! Since volunteers have returned, they have been busy doing trail interpretation Read More

Monday, April 19, 2021|Get Involved, Zoo News|

Rocky the Sea Otter Update

Earlier this year, on January 9, 2020, Rocky, a sea otter at the Minnesota Zoo, had surgery to amputate his left rear flipper. The decision Read More

Monday, September 21, 2020|Animal Health, Zoo News, Zoo Veterinarians|

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Black Friday

Black Friday is typically a day spent waiting in lines, rushing through stores, and trying to find a spot in a jammed parking lot. Avoid Read More

Wednesday, November 20, 2019|happenings, Zoo News|

Global Tiger Day is July 29th!

Celebrate Global Tiger Day with the Minnesota Zoo on Monday, July 29! Discover how you can help these regal animals by taking our new pledge Read More

Wednesday, July 24, 2019|Big Cats, Tiger Conservation, Zoo News|