Minnesota Zoo

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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 owl flew off to a tree during training, and has been on the loose since.

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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 been closed since March 14, except for a weeks-long drive-through experience that ended July 12.

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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.

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Minnesota Zoo launches drive-through to see animals during pandemic

Beastly Boulevard will serve as critical fundraiser for the zoo.

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Facing coronavirus challenges, MN Zoo lays off dozens of workers

Overall, 125 positions will be impacted in some way.

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Minnesota Zoo won't have Kangaroo Crossing this year

It's being replaced by a similar experience featuring llamas instead.

IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo to close this month

The movie theater at the Apple Valley zoo will shut down on Jan. 27.

Where families should go for October Halloween fun

There are dozens of events throughout the Twin Cities, here's the pick of them.

Our 5 favorite #NoImCuter tweets from zoos and aquariums

When zoos and aquariums have a Twitter cute-off war, we all win.