Staff and visitors of the Minnesota Zoo are mourning the loss of the zoo's red panda, which died last week.
Top Minnesota politicians are expressing confidence they'll avert a July 1 government shutdown, though they have produced little proof that they're making progress in budget negotiations.
The Minnesota Zoo put down its last two remaining musk oxen this spring, saying goodbye to a species that had been a part of the zoo since it opened.
One of the Minnesota Zoo’s Hawaiian monk seals has died, the zoo announced Friday.
The Farm Babies are back at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley. Unlike last year, you can visit the animals in-person this time around, though they’re still offering virtual content as well. Farm Babies runs through May 16th. This year they’ll have lambs, piglets, calves, llamas, chicks, and more. To reserve your day and time visit: www.mnzoo.org
The Minnesota Zoo is celebrating farm babies now through May 16 both in-person and online.
Farm Babies is back at the Minnesota Zoo this spring after it was moved to a virtual event last year after the zoo closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minnesota Zoo is working with area schools to spoil a favorite furry resident, "Min" the red panda. For months students have been designing special enrichment items for "Min". The Minnesota Zoo's Zach Nugent joined the Buzz to chat about their designs. You can check them out on mnzoo.org/zoomsdesignchallenge
The Minnesota Orchestra is going out on a limb for their next virtual presentation.. a limb with monkeys, tigers, and violins! The orchestra is partnering with the Minnesota Zoo for "Musical Menagerie", a family concert that connects music and animals. Conductor Sarah Hicks joined the Buzz to chat about the wild offering.
The Minnesota Zoo and the Como Zoo are reopening next week after Gov. Tim Walz rolled back some of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Drive-thru light shows have popped up all over the metro, but only one showcases the world’s most endearing and endangered animals. ‘Nature Illuminated’ is a new event at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley. It features dazzling lights and larger-than-life animals custom-made by Landmark Creations in Burnsville. There are nearly 30 inflatable art pieces including a 30-foot red panda and a moose that towers over your car. ‘Nature Illuminated’ is open now and will run through January 17th. Tickets must be reserved ahead of time online
The Minnesota Zoo is embracing our wild fall weather, with plenty of activities perfect for any season. This Thursday, they're encouraging people to join them at the Zoo... and not over Zoom. The Zoo's Zach Nugent joined the Buzz to explain how they're helping people breakaway from their desk on "Do the Zoo, Not Zoom Day."
A baby Malayan tapir was born at the Minnesota Zoo over the summer.
Half of the reindeer herd at the Minnesota Zoo has died in recent weeks from a seasonal disease and the remaining members of the herd are also infected and are now being isolated from the zoo’s other animals, according to officials.
The Minnesota Zoo's annual fundraising extravaganza, the Beastly Bash, is headed online with a virtual program. Organizer Charlene Jundt joined the Buzz to talk about how you can register and support the Zoo's mission.
Here's what museums, zoos, aquariums and amusement parks are open or closed in Minnesota right now.
The Minnesota Zoo reopened to members Sunday. The public can once again wander the trails starting Friday, July 24th. The experience has changed as the zoo works to keep their staff, guests and the animals healthy. Everyone has to purchase a ticket online in advance for a specific date and entry time. Once inside, there is a one-way flow of traffic. The splash pad and play areas will remain closed at this time, and masks are required of guests ages three and up. The zoo is hours are now 10am to 4pm.
The Minnesota Zoo announced it is opening next weekend for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to close to visitors in March.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz's administration is giving a $6 million bailout to the Minnesota Zoo after lawmakers failed to act in last month's special session.
As lawmakers seem split on a bailout, the Minnesota Zoo is launching a fundraiser of its own to raise money.