Reducing Tiger Human Conflict Saves Tigers and Helps People in Northern Sumatra

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, recently visited 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 […]

Tuesday, May 19, 2015|Malayan Tigers, Tiger Conservation|

Animal Facts: Canada Lynx

The Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is well suited for the living in the snow and here at the Minnesota Zoo. Their long legs allow them to stay above snow drifts, large furry feet act as snowshoes, and their extra-thick fur keeps them warm as well as silent in the wild. Lynx fur can also […]

Thursday, April 2, 2015|Animal, Medtronic Minnesota Trail|

Wolf Pup Update

You may be wondering where the five gray wolf pups that arrived at the Minnesota Zoo this past July are, right? To help refresh your memory…five orphaned gray wolf pups were rescued from the Funny River Wildfire in Alaska and an Alaskan fire crew found them in a den, not with their mother, but with […]

Tuesday, August 26, 2014|Animal Health, Behind the Scenes|