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Malayan Tapir Calf Makes First Public Appearance At Minnesota Zoo

A baby animal is scheduled to make his public debut at the Minnesota Zoo Wednesday. The endangered Malayan tapir calf was born at the end of July. The zoo said he sort of resembles a furry watermelon with legs.

08/12/2015

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Minnesota Zoo Welcomes Malayan Tapir Calf

A male Malayan tapir was born at 5 a.m. on July 30, the zoo’s second birth of the endangered species in 22 years.

08/03/2015

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Best Upcoming Exhibits For Kids In Minnesota

The learning doesn’t end – even when school’s out for the summer.

07/20/2015

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Bears Return To Minn. Zoo Exhibit After Rock Smash Incident

A rowdy bear and his buddies are back on display at the Minnesota Zoo. A brown bear smashed a rock against the grizzly exhibit last week, splintering the glass wall. The zoo says the bear was just playing.

07/18/2015

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Minnesota Zoo Grizzly Shatters Glass Pane Of Enclosure With Rock

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.

07/06/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

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.

05/21/2015

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Endangered Seals Find New Home At Minnesota Zoo

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.

05/13/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

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.

05/07/2015

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Minnesota Zoo Welcomes 3 Baby Snow Monkeys

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.

05/05/2015

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Soldier Surprises 3-Year-Old Son At Minnesota Zoo

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…

05/02/2015

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Salt-N-Pepa, Michael McDonald, Pat Benatar Playing MN Zoo This Summer

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.

04/13/2015

Farm Babies

Spend Easter With The Farm Babies!

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.

04/04/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (April 4)

For many, this weekend is filled with religious significance, with Passover beginning Friday evening and Easter being celebrated by Christians everywhere on Sunday.

04/04/2015

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Working For The Easter Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

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!

04/02/2015

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Apple Valley Imax Theater Hosts Special Event For Opening Of ‘Furious 7’

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.

04/01/2015

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Final Vote Coming For Bill Altering Commissioner Raises

A bill that temporarily halts salary increases for Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet is being staged for final legislative votes as soon as Thursday.

02/25/2015

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Deal Stalls Agency Leader Salary Hike, Grants Lawmaker Power

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.

02/19/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Sexy Secrets At The Minn. Zoo

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.”

02/08/2015

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Minnesota Zoo Seeks Emergency Funding From Government

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.

WCCO-TV–02/02/2015

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Minnesota Zoo Asking Lawmakers For $1.5M Amid Budget Crisis

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.

01/30/2015

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Unpaid Bills From Flooding, Ebola May Cost State $29M

Minnesota lawmakers are looking to spend $29 million to cover cost overruns at state agencies.

01/20/2015

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Minnesota Zoo Faces Budget Crisis

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.

01/17/2015

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Good Questions: Capitol Christmas Tree, Zoo Hibernation & Garbage Pick-Up

What do they do with the Capitol Christmas tree after the season is over?

11/14/2014

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Minnesota Zoo IMAX Theater Getting Upgrade

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.

10/29/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Halloween Minus The Scares

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.

10/15/2014

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