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Can Safaris Help Save Rhino? – Part 2

In his last blog, “Can Safaris Help Save Rhino – Part 1”, Jeff introduced us to Desert Rhino Camp, a unique partnership and approach that aims to demonstrate how tourism can contribute towards rhino conservation.

Jeff Muntifering, Minnesota Zoo Conservation Biologist, Photo by David John Weber

Jeff Muntifering, Conservation Biologist […]

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    Combating poaching of tigers and other wildlife in Malaysia’s Endau-Rompin Landscape

Combating poaching of tigers and other wildlife in Malaysia’s Endau-Rompin Landscape

Dr. Tara Harris, Vice President for Conservation at the Minnesota Zoo, and Coordinator of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Tiger Species Survival Plan and Tiger Conservation Campaign, is visiting tiger conservation projects in Malaysia and Indonesia.  Conducted by WCS-Malaysia and WCS-Indonesia, these projects are supported by numerous zoos, individuals, and others through the […]

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    Searching for the Elusive Malayan Tiger, Endau Rompin Tiger Landscape

Searching for the Elusive Malayan Tiger, Endau Rompin Tiger Landscape

Dr. Tara Harris, Vice President for Conservation at the Minnesota Zoo, and Coordinator of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Tiger Species Survival Plan and Tiger Conservation Campaign, is visiting tiger conservation projects in Malaysia and Indonesia.  Conducted by WCS-Malaysia and WCS-Indonesia, these projects are supported by numerous zoos, individuals, and others through the […]

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    Supporting Research on Critically Endangered White-Cheeked Gibbons

Supporting Research on Critically Endangered White-Cheeked Gibbons

By: Dr. Tara Harris, Vice President for Conservation and Laurie Trechsel, Zoologist
with assistance from Dr. Camille Coudrat, Project Anoulak 

A family group of wild white-cheeked gibbons in Laos © Project Anoulak The Minnesota Zoo is well known for its 485 acre facility in Apple Valley, […]

Wednesday, January 28, 2015|Conservation, In The Field, Tropics Trail|

Have you seen me?

Monarch “TGW 905” tagged by Minnesota Zoo Conservation Biologist staff at Glacial Lakes State Park. Sept 5, 2014As autumn arrives, an amazing natural wonder has been taking place in our backyards. Minnesota’s State Butterfly, the monarch butterfly, has begun its long annual journey south to […]

Can Safaris Help Save Rhino? – Part 1

Jeff Muntifering, Minnesota Zoo Conservation Biologist, Photo by David John WeberJeff Muntifering, Conservation Biologist at the Minnesota Zoo, is in Namibia where he works with the Namibian government, a local conservation organization (Save the Rhino Trust), tourism operators and local communities to conserve the […]

Waking Up Some Real “Sleeping Beauties”

Skipper Lab

Did you know that the Minnesota Zoo’s Conservation Department is working hard behind the scenes to help save some of Minnesota’s (and the world’s!) most endangered butterflies?   Partnering with many agencies, our Prairie Butterfly Conservation Program has recently been focusing our attention on […]

The Wild Face of Climate Change: African Penguins

African penguins live in the cold ocean off coasts of South Africa, Namibia, and Mozambique. They move to the beach mostly to mate, nest, raise young, and molt. Like many other penguin species, African penguins are endangered in the wild and are on […]

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