Minnesota Zoo

Minnesota Zoo Sea Otter Pups

The pups, found abandoned in Alaska, require 24/7 care by Zoo staff   (Apple Valley, MN) – October 27, 2023 – Northern sea otter pups are highly dependent on their mothers during their first several months of life. When a pup becomes orphaned, their chance of survival is drastically reduced. Fortunately, the future of two recently orphaned female sea otter pups looks more optimistic thanks to the quick actions of

Minnesota Zoo AZA accreditation

The Zoo has been an accredited member since 1990 (Columbus, OH)  – September 15, 2023 – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced this week, during its annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, that the Minnesota Zoo was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “Every year, AZA sends over 200 accreditation inspectors around the world to review 60 to 70 applications for AZA accreditation. We also have nearly 40

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Minnesota Zoo

The naturally delightful tradition runs from September 30 – November 4 (Apple Valley, MN) – August 17, 2023 – They’re back! Thousands of glowing, carved pumpkins, illuminating the night. Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular has returned for an enchanted fifth year – and tickets go on sale at 8 am on Friday, September 8. Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is part pumpkin patch and part art installation. From the trees to the ground, guests can marvel

Treetop Trail Minnesota Zoo

  (Apple Valley, MN) — July 28, 2023  — The Minnesota Zoo Treetop Trail, the world’s longest elevated pedestrian loop, is now officially open to the public. The 1.25-mile Treetop Trail takes guests to new heights – up to 32 feet above the ground – as they travel into the trees and gain new perspectives of many Zoo animals, including tigers, moose, bison, and camels. The Treetop Trail will be open

Tree Trop Trail Minnesota Zoo

  World’s Longest Elevated Pedestrian Loop Grand Opening Set for July 28, 2023   (Apple Valley MN) — April 19, 2023 — In just 100 days, guests at the Minnesota Zoo will be able to reach new heights when the Treetop Trail, the world’s longest elevated pedestrian loop, officially opens. Beginning Friday, July 28, 2023, the 1.25-mile Treetop Trail will bring guests up to 32 feet above the ground and

MN Zoo Pedestrian Loop

First Segment of the Future World’s Longest Elevated Pedestrian Loop Raised into Place (Apple Valley, MN) —  Oct. 13, 2022  — A big “step” in the construction of the Minnesota Zoo’s Treetop Trail was taken earlier today as the official first segment of the trail was raised into place. Members of the PCL Construction team hoisted a 20-foot by 8-foot piece of the trail, complete with railing, onto the Zoo’s original

Minnesota Zoo Celebrates Birth of Rare Amure Tiger Cubs

(Apple Valley, MN) —  June 9, 2022  — Since opening its doors in 1978, the Minnesota Zoo has been a champion of tiger conservation – supporting efforts in the wild and playing a prominent role in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Amur tiger Species Survival Plan (SSP). It’s with much excitement the Zoo announces this legacy continues. On Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022, four Amur tiger cubs were born at

Minnesota Zoo - Tree Top Trail

Repurposing of the Zoo’s Monorail Track to Become World’s Longest Elevated Pedestrian Loop (Apple Valley, MN)  — April 29, 2022 — The Minnesota Zoo is beginning construction of the Treetop Trail, an inspired repurposing of the Zoo’s original monorail track. The Treetop Trail will be a welcoming and accessible nature journey for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Upon its completion in the summer of 2023, the 1.25-mile Treetop Trail