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


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|

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


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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


Animal Preventative Health

The Minnesota Zoo strives to provide excellent care for our animals. It is very important for zoo staff to continuously monitor the healthy animals, as Read More

Monday, August 4, 2014|Behind the Scenes, Zoo Veterinarians|