The @mnzoo is #babycrazy! Stroll through the Northern Trail this weekend and welcome some of our adorable new additions (including 3 Asian wild horse foals, a camel calf, bison calf, and reindeer calf). Don’t forget to hop on over to #KangarooCrossing. Many of our wallabies have joeys jumping in and out of their pouches.
After 5+ years of hard work the @mnzoo is in the process of conducting the FIRST-EVER reintroduction of the Dakota skipper, an endangered prairie butterfly, back into the wild.
This could not have been done without our amazing partners @nature_org,@usfws, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The Dakota skipper is native to central North America and is a prairie specialist that can live in no other habitat. Today, only about 1% of Minnesota’s original tallgrass prairie remains and much of what is left is fragmented into small isolated remnants. Dakota skipper caterpillars feed solely on grasses and adults feed on nectar from a variety of prairie flowers.
Find out more on the work the Minnesota Zoo is doing to #savewildlife at www.mnzoo.org/conservation
If Monday can't find me, it doesn't happen, right? Red pandas are always a good cure for a case of the Mondays. We hope everyone has a great week! #mondaymood#mondaymotivation#mnzoo
Tomorrow (Saturday, June 10) is #NationalGetOutdoorsDay. Come celebrate with the #JumpSquad! We’ll be jumping all over the city enjoying the great parks of Minnesota. First stop is Powderhorn Park at 11am. We’ll then be bouncing over to Fort Snelling State Park at 1pm. In honor of National Get Outdoors Day all Minnesota State Parks are FREE. Stop on by and #SpotARoo! #GetOutdoorsMPLS
Not sure how to help our world’s oceans in the landlocked state of Minnesota? Choose reusable bags. It’s that easy! The fewer plastic bags we use, the fewer bags that will make their way into the environment, like oceans. Plastic bags choke and harm wildlife that ingest the bags or get entangled. #savewildlife
#ICYMI The @wingsfinancial World of Birds Show is back & OUTSIDE at the Weesner Family Amphitheater.
Shows are daily at 11am, 1pm, & 3pm (no 3pm shows on concert nights). #dayatthemnzoo
In order: King Vulture (: Flickr Fan, Scott Ingalsbe), Spectacled owl, Red-tailed hawk.
Happy #NationalPrairieday! #DYK prairie once covered one-third of Minnesota? It is now considered one of the world’s “most endangered ecosystems”, with only about 1% remaining. The @mnzoo is working to save iconic prairie wildlife, like the Dakota Skipper butterfly, and is partnering with the DNR on the Minnesota Bison Conservation Herd. Check out mnzoo.org/conservation for more information. #savewildlife
Happy 35 days to our Amur tiger cub! Check up on the little one on the live Tiger Cub Cam. Link in bio. Thanks to Cub for sponsoring the Tiger Cub Cam. #babyanimal#dayatthemnzoo
Give a round of a-paws for otters! Fun fact: River otters have eyes that are specially adapted for seeing under water. River otters are nearsighted on land. Come visit the @mnzoo's river otters on the Medtronic Minnesota Trail. (: Flickr Fan, Jeff Anderson) #WorldOtterDay#dayatthemnzoo
Today's the day! Join us for the opening weekend of Kangaroo Crossing. We'll have special performances by the #JumpSquad & @kookookangaroo. Hungry? Make sure to stop by Walkabout Grill for some shrimp on the barbie . #dayatthemnzoo#spotaroo
DYK: That tiger's upper canine teeth can grow to be as long as 3 inches! This little lady has a ways to go though. Watch her live on the Tiger Cub Cam sponsored by Cub. Link in bio.
Fighting off a spring cold? Next time you cough, think of a Takin. #FunFact: When takin are alarmed they cough to alert others in the herd. #dayatthemnzoo
Monday getting you down? Never fear, the Tiger Cub Cam is here, and it's LIVE! Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the new endangered female Amur tiger cub and her mom, Sundari. Watch now! Link in bio. Tiger Cub Cam is sponsored by Cub. #babyanimal#dayatthemnzoo#mondaymotivation#savewildlife