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A Guide To The Minnesota Zoo

Minnesotans are lucky to have a treasure like the Minnesota Zoo in our own backyard. But many families are not aware of the behind-the-scenes options, special events and places to go to make your zoo excursion a breeze when traveling with kids. Here are a few insider tips.

09/20/2013

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More Than 130 Animals Seized After Living In ‘Deplorable Conditions’

One week after 135 horses, dogs, chickens and ducks were taken from a rural Pine county farm, the animals are showing signs of improvement. Chocolate labs and golden retrievers that appeared underweight and hungry are eating bowls of food and putting on pounds.

09/18/2013

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Proposed Ordinance Could Cure Mpls’ Stray Cat Issue

The Minneapolis City Council may get a little bit catty on Wednesday as they discuss whether or not to allow colonies of feral felines. The council is expected to vote on whether to give licenses to people who want to care for free-roaming cats.

09/11/2013

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Good Question: How Effective Is The Endangered Species List?

The DNR announced Monday that the bald eagle, gray wolf, snapping turtle and 26 other animals and plants would be off the state’s endangered species list. It’s the first change to the list in 17 years. Richard Baker, the endangered species coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources, argues that it’s very successful. He calls the case of the bald eagle the perfect example.

08/19/2013

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Minn. Zoo Introduces 2 Asian Wild Horse Foals

Two Asian wild horse foals – a male and female – will make their public debut at the Minnesota Zoo Thursday.

07/31/2013

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Wacky Weather Putting Potential Damper On 4-H Competition

The summer fair season has arrived and in the next few weeks, children from around state will bring their livestock to 4-H competitions. Last year, there was concern that the dry weather would have an impact on the size and turnout of livestock during this year’s fair season.

07/06/2013

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2 Bongo Calves Born At Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo’s collection of forest antelopes just got a little bigger. The zoo announced Tuesday that a male bongo antelope was born June 6 and a female arrived 10 days later.

06/25/2013

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Safari Trophies On Display At Minneapolis Barber Shop

“Lions and leopards and buffalo, OH MY!” That’s what you might hear people saying as they walk into Lowry Avenue Barbers. OK, the odds are that no one would actually say that, but they would still be surprised by what they see.

05/28/2013

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Webcam For Pets

Feel bad leaving your pet at home along? Never fear! PetChatz webcam is here.

04/25/2013

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MN Zoo Shows Off New Penguin Chicks Via Webcam

The Minnesota Zoo has debuted a new webcam to show off their two recently-hatched male African penguin chicks.

04/19/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Kid’s Birthday Party

Planning a child’s birthday party can be difficult. There are only so many times you can eat pizza and play skee ball.

04/18/2013

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New Baby Animals Debuting At Minnesota Zoo

This Easter weekend, you can take your little ones to see the little ones at the Minnesota Zoo, which debuts this year’s new additions this weekend.

03/29/2013

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56 Hoarding Victims Recuperate At Mpls. Animal Control

Dozens of animals removed from a home in northeast Minneapolis are being treated at Minneapolis Animal Care and Control (MACC).

02/15/2013

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DNR Holding 5 Hearings On Minn. Species At Risk

The Department of Natural Resources is kicking off a series of five hearings across the state to give the public the chance to comment on proposed updates to the state’s list of plants and animals that are at risk of disappearing from the Minnesota landscape.

01/29/2013

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2 Giraffes Die In Wisconsin Dells Park Fire

Two giraffes were killed during a fire at a Wisconsin Dells wildlife park. According to Wisconsin Dells police, someone called 911 at about 6 p.m. Sunday to report the fire at the Timbavati Wildlife Park.

12/31/2012

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Firefighters Credit Animal Saving Skills To BART

It’s a rescue video that may make you look twice: Richfield firefighters working to resuscitate a dog that escaped a burning home. Sadly, the dog died Monday at a pet hospital. But work of the firefighters allowed the family to say goodbye. Fire crews credit a veterinarian training program for teaching them how save the lives of animals.

09/03/2012

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Farm Babies Galore At Miracle Of Birth Center

Over 12 days, Minnesotans will see nearly 170 baby animals born at the Minnesota State Fair’s Miracle of Birth Center.

08/24/2012

Duluth Flooding 2012 June

Duluth Zoo Officials Facing Scrutiny Over Alarm System

Security issues have the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth under scrutiny after about a dozen animals died in recent flood.

07/02/2012

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PETA Demands Legal Action After Zoo Animal Drownings

The animal rights group PETA is pressing for legal action after a number of animals at a Duluth zoo were killed amid flash flooding.

06/22/2012

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Floods Wreak Havoc In Lake Superior Zoo

Several animals escaped from their cages and more than a dozen drowned at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth due to flooding.

06/20/2012

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Humans Walk For Animals In Golden Valley

Today is the 38th annual Walk for Animals as more than 10,000 people and 5,000 furry friends are expected to walk the five miles in Golden Valley as part of the nation’s largest human/pet walk.

05/05/2012

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Case Asks: When Is It A Crime To Harass Animals?

Federal prosecutors are defending their use of an obscure law to indict two recreational Iowa pilots whose low flying may have disturbed thousands of resting migratory birds. Paul Austin and Craig Martin are charged with violating the Airborne Hunting Act.

04/30/2012

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Free, Low-Cost Spay And Neuter Surgeries For Mpls. Pets

The City Of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program (MNSNAP) are offering free and low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for Minneapolis pets.

04/13/2012

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‘Law Of The Paw’ Kicks Off In Golden Valley

There’s a nationwide effort underway that’s all about saving animals. And it got started right here in the Twin Cities.

04/12/2012

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Good Question: How Do Controlled Burns Affect Wildlife?

When the DNR does a controlled burn, what happens to the wildlife? Good Question.

04/05/2012

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