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Sparky the Wonder Shark

My sweetheart took me to two zoos this weekend.  Como Zoo on Saturday, and the Minnesota Zoo on Sunday.  It was delightful.  I love beautiful things, and like most people I enjoy novelties, so going to the zoo is always an exciting excursion. 369 more words


1 Of World's Oldest Snow Monkeys To Turn 31 At Zoo

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — 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. 103 more words


Woman gets licked, kicked in face by giraffe after climbing into exhibit

A California woman was cited after climbing into a giraffe enclosure at a Madison, Wisconsin, zoo and then getting licked and kicked in the face by a young giraffe. 185 more words


Cat's out of the bag: Lynx kittens debut at Minnesota Zoo

Four playful Canada lynx kittens made their public debut Thursday.

The kittens, two boys and two girls, were born at the Minnesota Zoo on May 6 – it was the zoo’s third litter of lynx in five years, … 357 more words


Park designed for people of all abilities popular among families

The Minneapolis park system opened its first universally accessible play area at the Wabun picnic area in Minnehaha Falls Regional Park a few weeks ago – and the response so far has been positive. 568 more words


Minnesota Zoo starts camp for autistic teens

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Zoo is offering a new summer camp program for teenagers with autism.

The St. Louis Pioneer Press reports ( 101 more words


What zoos do

I am more and more impressed with the mission of the local zoos to act as refuges for species that face extirpation in their native habitats, while providing educational information as well as entertainment. 256 more words