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Oldest Tiger At Minnesota Zoo Dies At 16

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The oldest tiger at the Minnesota Zoo has died.

Molniy was 16. That’s about 80 in human years.

Zoo officials said the Amur tiger surpassed the expected lifetime of a wild tiger. 35 more words

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Walking with tigers... and bears and otters

The grandkids got up close and personal with some of the Minnesota Zoo animals that were feeling quite social on our last visit.

Amur Tigers are the top predators in temperate forests of eastern Asia, but are threatened in their native habitat because of loss their wild hunting grounds, human competition for their favored prey (deer and boar), and removal due to their potential for predation of livestock.   426 more words

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Oldest Snow Monkey In North America Celebrates Birthday At Minn. Zoo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Happy birthday, Nikko!

On Wednesday, North America’s oldest snow monkey celebrated his 33rd birthday at the Minnesota Zoo.

“Nikko arrived at the Minnesota Zoo in 2001; since that time, he’s been a great animal to have in the troop,” Minnesota and Tropics Trail Curator, Tom Ness, said. 84 more words

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Minnesota Zoo - June 2016

Took a little roadtrip to Minnesota a few weeks ago including a quick trip to the Minnesota Zoo. It was a muggy but enjoyable visit. Click any image to view larger.

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Lions, tigers, and bears! Oh my!

Today Liam and I had the pleasure of joining my friend Laura and her little girl Aria at the Minnesota Zoo. We are so thankful that Laura invited us to join her since she has a membership. 175 more words

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Flying Into Summer: The Aveda Butterfly Garden

As summer officially begins, there’s something special in the air at the Minnesota Zoo—the Aveda Butterfly Garden.  Just beyond of the Tropics Trail, visitors step outside and into a screen tent filled with flowers and plants…and lots of butterflies! 159 more words

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