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African long-tailed shrikes escape from Minnesota Zoo

Four magpie shrikes flew out of the aviary last month.

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Meet Luka, the Minnesota Zoo's new Amur tiger

The zoo's newest addition arrived just weeks after another Amur tiger died unexpectedly.

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Escaped owl Gladys dies after being found injured

The Eurasian eagle-owl flew off from Minnesota Zoo staffers on Oct. 1.

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Large owl named Gladys escapes from MN Zoo

The Eurasian eagle-owl has been on the loose since Oct. 1.

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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular returns to Minnesota Zoo this fall

The event will feature 5,000 carved and illuminated pumpkins.

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Minnesota Zoo to release 700 endangered butterflies

The zoo will release Dakota skipper butterflies into the wild for the fifth year this week.

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Senate GOP threatens State Parks, DNR shutdown if 'Clean Cars' rule isn't scrapped

Republicans are willing to hold up the omnibus environment bill to stop the MPCA from enacting Clean Cars rules.

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Farm babies are back at the MN Zoo with virtual, in-person events

Virtual events are available now, with the in-person experience opening next month.

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Zoos and museums reopening as COVID restrictions loosen

Updated statewide restrictions go into effect Monday.

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MN Zoo's new drive-thru event will feature giant illuminated animal installations

The limited-time winter event will feature nearly 30 illuminated animals, including a 30-foot red panda and an enormous sea turtle.

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Minnesota Zoo launches activities to get people embracing nature

The zoo is hosting a pumpkin scavenger hunt and a "Do the Zoo, Not Zoom Day."

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Baby tapir born at the Minnesota Zoo will make his debut soon

The zoo has a poll for people to vote for the baby's name.

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The Minnesota Zoo will reopen July 24 with safety measures in place

The zoo has implemented measures to keep staff, visitors and animals safer during the pandemic.

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Minnesota Zoo getting $6M bailout from state

Gov. Tim Walz had said the zoo may have to move animals or close if it doesn't get financial support.

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Minnesota Zoo's drive-through experience is a short but sweet ride

The zoo is launching the drive-thru experience amid the ongoing COVID-19 shutdown.