A grizzly bear at the Minnesota Zoo repeatedly slammed a 50-pound rock into the glass wall of its enclosure, cracking the the thick pane that separated the bears from surprised zoo-goers.
It’s safe to say many of us are working for the weekend this week. And that’s because it’s a long holiday weekend! And with the weather a little dicey, WCCO This Morning found fun things to do both indoors and outdoors.
The Minnesota Zoo is now home to a group of animals who are considered critically endangered. A new exhibit featuring Hawaiian Monk Seals opens on Memorial Day weekend. There are less than 1,100 of them surviving in the wild off the shores of Hawaii.
We are working for the weekend. It is Mother’s Day weekend and there are a lot of fun activities to do with mom! But we begin with a party even the dads would enjoy.
The Minnesota Zoo is welcoming three new additions to their habitats: three baby snow monkeys. The babies were born April 17, April 20 and May 1 to mothers Yuki, Shumei and Yumoto.
During a show, a zoo worker asked if Evan would help during a “close encounters” presentation to bring out a live animal, but he got quite the surprise…
The Minnesota Zoo’s 2015 concert series will include performances by Salt-N-Pepa, Michael McDonald, Lucinda Williams, and Jonny Lang. On Monday, the Zoo announced the full lineup for the Subway Music in the Zoo concert series, which kicks off June 6 with a split bill between Marc Cohn and Shawn Colvin.
The Farm Babies are back at the Minnesota Zoo! You can get a close and personal look at some wild little babies and their mommies. There are family craft activities, a hay maze and even Peter Rabbit.
For many, this weekend is filled with religious significance, with Passover beginning Friday evening and Easter being celebrated by Christians everywhere on Sunday.
We are one day closer to Friday and that means we are one day closer to the weekend. It’s Easter weekend so a lot of you will be spending time with family and we found some fun, free activities for the whole family!
A Twin Cities movie theater got a special treat Tuesday night for the opening of “Furious 7,” the latest movie in the “The Fast and Furious” franchise. Roughly $3 million worth of sports cars were on display at the Minnesota Zoo Tuesday night.
A bill that temporarily halts salary increases for Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet is being staged for final legislative votes as soon as Thursday.
The Minnesota House has endorsed a deal that stalls commissioner pay hikes until June but gives Gov. Mark Dayton a narrow window to boost those salaries.
For Valentine’s Day, many will opt for flowers, candy or a nice dinner. But there’s a steamier option in a place not usually associated with romance. The Minnesota Zoo offers the annual Love Tour, which it describes as an “R-rated event.”
The Minnesota Zoo is asking the legislature for help with a million dollar budget deficit. Zoo officials said they may otherwise be facing some difficult decisions to make it up, including the possibility of closing some exhibits.
A projected budget shortfall could force the Minnesota Zoo to go beyond layoffs and close some of its exhibits this year. Officials say the zoo is facing a budget crisis due to declining attendance and increased costs. A spokeswoman says the zoo is now asking lawmakers for $1.5 million in emergency funds.
Minnesota lawmakers are looking to spend $29 million to cover cost overruns at state agencies.
Declining attendance and increased costs have the Minnesota Zoo facing a budget crisis. Zoo officials in Apple Valley have asked the state for $1.5 million in emergency funds to help maintain operations.
What do they do with the Capitol Christmas tree after the season is over?
The Minnesota Zoo’s IMAX theater is getting a $1.2 million upgrade. The Apple Valley zoo’s Great Clips IMAX Theatre recently added an IMAX Digital Projection System and will be adding a cloud-based ticketing system.
Halloween is almost here. There are tons of scary things to do for older Halloween fans. But where you can take the little, more easily scared ones? The Minnesota Zoo offers HallZooween throughout October, with daily events like a Halloween Mythbusters scavenger hunt.
Layoffs are expected at the Minnesota Zoo, according to zoo officials. Slumping attendance and rising operating costs are leading zoo officials to lay off and unknown number of workers.
Fall is the best time to visit the zoo in Minnesota. That’s because this is when there’s a baby boom! But just like all babies, there’s nap time.
Five orphaned gray wolf pups from Alaska will soon be making their public debut at the Minnesota Zoo. The pups, originally from Funny River Fire in Alaska, will be found along the Medtronic Minnesota Trail starting at 9 a.m. Thursday.
The Minnesota Zoo is preparing a birthday party for Nikko, a 31-year-old snow monkey that’s believed to be the oldest in North America.