• Permalink Minnesota Zoo veterinary intern Dr. Maya Iyer DVM and veterinary technician Bob Korman draw blood from a wood turtle for a genetic analysis of wild populations.Gallery

    Drawing on Expertise: Vet Techs Contribute to Turtle Conservation

Drawing on Expertise: Vet Techs Contribute to Turtle Conservation

Tromping through thick brush. Sloshing through ankle-deep water and over slippery river rocks. Mastering a tricky procedure on a small subject. All in a special Read More

Thursday, October 19, 2023|Animal Health, Minnesota Conservation, Turtles|

Monorail Memories: Staff Think Back to the Track

Twenty-five minutes was all it took. To spin a round-trip journey from the American prairie to the Asian steppes to the boreal forest to the Read More

Thursday, October 19, 2023|Minnesota Zoo History, Staff, Treetop Trail|

Clip-Clop, Clydesdales: Caring for Animal Athletes

Ritchie isn’t so sure about the big green block in his barn. Flaring his nostrils wide, he chuffs and huffs at it. It’s not a Read More

Thursday, August 31, 2023|Animal Health, Wells Fargo Family Farm|

Flippered Friends in Need

The two yearling sea lions couldn’t even lift their heads. They were in a pen with two individuals farther on the road to recovery but Read More

Thursday, August 24, 2023|Animal Rescue, Aquariums|

Indispensable Interns: In the Field, Wetlands, and Lab

Brendan Lewis has been sitting in the dark and damp of a forest for six hours. He’s wrapped in bug netting, swarmed by mosquitoes, and Read More


Time and Talent: Zoo Volunteer Gives 10,000 Hours

Every Friday all spring long, Minnesota Zoo volunteer Corrine Smith trekked to the Wells Fargo Family Farm to check on one particular piglet: the smallest Read More

Thursday, June 29, 2023|Volunteers|

  • Permalink Gallery

    Pig (and Cow and Chicken) of a Different Color: Heritage Breeds at the Minnesota Zoo

Pig (and Cow and Chicken) of a Different Color: Heritage Breeds at the Minnesota Zoo

Mrs. Tiggywiggle’s tummy nearly touches the straw bedding on the barn floor. She’s due within days, and her body shows it. Unlike bigger hogs, she Read More

Thursday, May 25, 2023|Wells Fargo Family Farm|

First 24 on the Farm

The Brown Swiss heifer arrived at the Wells Fargo Family Farm only two hours prior. She’s asleep after the intense experience of labor and delivery. Read More