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.
Still closed under restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, the Minnesota Zoo is offering a new drive-thru experience to raise money as the center faces closure.
The Minnesota Zoo is asking the state Legislature for $6 million to cover attendance losses from the COVID-19-related shutdown and reopen to the public.
The Minnesota Zoo says staff reductions have become necessary due to the current situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced the zoo to close and cancel or postpone many of its programs and events.
There are just some things you can't stop, even in the middle of a pandemic. The Minnesota Zoo's farm babies were already well on their way before the zoo needed to close their doors to the public, so they're featuring the bundles of joy online! Farm curator Dean Treangen, aka Farmer Dean, joined the FOX 9 Morning News with a look behind the scenes.
With nearly every zoo in the country closed due to COVID-19, animal fans are turning to online offerings to get their wildlife fix. The Minnesota Zoo is boosting their learning opportunities online for families and teachers. Education director Liz Gilles joined the Morning Buzz to discuss their online learning corner.
With the Minnesota Zoo temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the popular springtime event, Farm Babies, is going virtual.
During the temporary closure of the Minnesota Zoo, some unlikely friendships are forming among the animals.
A sea otter at the Minnesota Zoo is back on exhibit after recovering from what is believed to be the first flipper amputation ever performed on that species.
It's a story of revival happening at the Minnesota Zoo. A breed of horses once extinct in the wild are making a comeback. Kendall goes behind the scenes to meet the Asian Wild horses getting ready for their journey to Russia, where they will be released into the wild.