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Critical Season to Save Endangered Butterflies

CRITICAL SEASON TO SAVE ENDANGERED BUTTERFLIES

It's likely that you have never seen, or maybe even heard of, two of Minnesota's vanishing wildlife species. Small in size and increasingly...

Freshwater Mussel and River Restoration

FRESHWATER MUSSEL AND RIVER RESTORATION

Freshwater mussels are some of the most at-risk animals in the world. In North America, a mussel biodiversity hotspot, three quarters...

 
 
 
Releasing Threatened Wood Turtles

RELEASING THREATENED WOOD TURTLES

Minnesota is home to nine native species of turtle, from the more commonly found snapping and painted turtles, to the relatively elusive...

Field Journal: What's in Store for Upcoming Season

FIELD JOURNAL: WHAT'S IN STORE FOR UPCOMING SEASON

For the Minnesota Zoo's Conservation Department, the spring and summer field season is an especially busy time. Due to the seasonal...

 
 
 
Science in Action: Bison Genetics

SCIENCE IN ACTION: BISON GENETICS

Minnesota's natural landscape looked very different in the not-so-distant past. Much of the state was once covered in expansive, biologically-diverse...

Plant for Pollinators: How to be a Backyard Wildlife Hero

PLANT FOR POLLINATORS: HOW TO BE A BACKYARD WILDLIFE HERO

As the saying goes, “not all heroes wear capes!” With or without a cape, you can be a hero for local wildlife by taking action in your...

 
 
 
Meet Our Team: Mussel Conservationist Ben Minerich

MEET OUR TEAM: MUSSEL CONSERVATIONIST BEN MINERICH

The Minnesota Zoo is home to nearly 5,000 individual animals that make up over 450 species, many of them threatened and endangered....

Wild Wolves

WILD WOLVES

Wolves are one of the most charismatic species of wildlife in Minnesota. And their history in the United States is just as complex...

 
 
 
ZOOMS STEM Design Challenge: Making connections from Minnesota to Hawaii

ZOOMS STEM DESIGN CHALLENGE: MAKING CONNECTIONS FROM MINNESOTA TO HAWAII

Every day, the Minnesota Zoo strives to make connections - connections among people, animals, and the natural world. These connections...

Science in Action - Wildlife Radio Telemetry

SCIENCE IN ACTION - WILDLIFE RADIO TELEMETRY

Wildlife conservation has many foundational principals, and science is certainly one of them. Whether it's working to estimate population...

 
 
 
Partner Spotlight - The Nature Conservancy

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT - THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

The Minnesota Zoo's Prairie Butterfly Conservation Initiative has been a pioneer in butterfly conservation for years, creating the...

Field Journal - Black Rhino Conservation

FIELD JOURNAL - BLACK RHINO CONSERVATION

The past two years have brought unprecedented changes to every pocket of the globe and nearly every aspect of daily life. Despite the...

 
 
 
Backyard Wildlife Hero - Salt Smart

BACKYARD WILDLIFE HERO - SALT SMART

Minnesota winters can be harsh. From the below zero temperatures and winds that will take your breath away, to the onslaught of sudden...

Annual Bison Management Event

ANNUAL BISON MANAGEMENT EVENT

Many decades ago, it wouldn't have been uncommon to be graced with a vista of miles of prairie habitat stretching far into the horizon,...

 
 
 
Breeding Zebra Mussels

BREEDING ZEBRA MUSSELS

The Minnesota Zoo has been supporting the freshwater mussel conservation projects of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...

Science in Action- Mussel Conservation

SCIENCE IN ACTION- MUSSEL CONSERVATION

The “mussel shed,” as it's affectionately called, at the Minnesota Zoo may not portray the most typical laboratory scene, but it's...

 
 
 
Get to Know our Team- Aquarist Becky Duchild

GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM- AQUARIST BECKY DUCHILD

Becky Duchild is clear and to the point when asked why she pursues the work she does. “I love sharks,” she answers. “I think they are...

Field Journal- Butterfly Conservation Update

FIELD JOURNAL- BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION UPDATE

Wild Poweshiek skipperling seen in the field. If ever there was an unassuming butterfly, it would be the Poweshiek skipperling. A small...

 
 
 
Partner Spotlight- Minnesota Department of Transportation

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT- MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Minnesota Zoo is fortunate to work with many accomplished partners who are equally passionate about saving wildlife. Researchers...

World Rhino Day - Tenth Anniversary

WORLD RHINO DAY - TENTH ANNIVERSARY

Did you know there are five species of rhino alive today, and all of them need our help now more than ever? Javan, Sumatran, black,...

 
 
 



GivingTuesday is November 29-Give to Save Cats' Lives

GivingTuesday is November 29-Give to Save Cats' Lives

GivingTuesday is tomorrow, November 29-but you don't have to wait until then to give and save cats' lives. Give before the 29th and your gift will be TRIPLED to go three times... Read more ...

"SPARROW" husky puppy

"SPARROW" husky puppy

"SPARROW" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services ! MCAS h ours/ Location Animal ID: 277595, 4mths 17 lbs Adopting a young, high energy pup is a serious... Read more ...

"CHARLIE" playful young tan Labby? american shelter dog mix

"CHARLIE" playful young tan Labby? american shelter dog mix

"CHARLIE" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services ! MCAS h ours/ Location Animal ID: 277163, 1 yr 53lbs At this time, community members aren't able to... Read more ...

"OREO" teenage Border Collie mix

"OREO" teenage Border Collie mix

11/28 possible adopter or on hold "OREO" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services ! MCAS h ours/ Location Animal ID: 277127, 8 mths 23 lbs At this time... Read more ...

"EDDIE" Black Lab

"EDDIE" Black Lab

"EDDIE" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services ! MCAS h ours/ Location Animal ID: 276328, 6 yrs 6 mths, 67 lbs I'm Eddie and the way to my heart is... Read more ...

"JILLY"

"JILLY"

11/28 Update possible adopter or on hold "JILLY" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services ! MCAS h ours/ Location Animal ID: 276328, 1 yr 46 lbs MCAS... Read more ...

"HELPER" young pitmix, happy, wiggly, social with dogs

"HELPER" young pitmix, happy, wiggly, social with dogs

CUTIE! great little dog, who needs to learn to sit instead of jumping up for attention. "HELPER" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services ! MCAS h ours... Read more ...

"HANK" large tan Mastiff mix

"HANK" large tan Mastiff mix

Hank really is a very stunning dog! Looks like he has a lot of retriever in him. "HANK" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services ! MCAS h ours... Read more ...

"KAI" playful brindle pitbull

"KAI" playful brindle pitbull

"KAI" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services ! MCAS h ours/ Location Animal ID: 273823 2yrs 7 mths 57 lbs At this time, community members aren't able to... Read more ...

"FIG" AND "PETUNIA" heeler/pitbull BONDED PAIR

"FIG" AND "PETUNIA" heeler/pitbull BONDED PAIR

"FIG" is Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services ! MCAS h ours/ Location "FIG" Animal ID: 273823 4 yrs 10 mths, 44 lbs "PETUNIA"Animal ID: 273823 4 yrs 10... Read more ...