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More zoo faces

As long-time readers of this blog probably know, I am fond of photographing birds, and getting close enough for real bird portraits is easier in the zoo than just about anywhere.   344 more words


WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (Oct. 31)

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — BOO! It’s Halloween, and Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus pulled out all the stops to make a “spooktacular” Saturday Morning show! Check out what the Twin Cities have to offer this Halloween. 69 more words


Zoo faces

What do you do on a gloomy, cold, drizzly day when you need to get out of the house and you’re not sure you’ll be able to find any wildlife to photograph  — why, go to the zoo and see what’s happening there. 573 more words

Wildlife Photography

Competitive cuteness: Twin Cities zoos try to outdo each other with cute photos

It was a simple premise for the friendliest of competitions between zoos: let’s post photos of our animals to social media and see whose are cuter. 219 more words


Bison Herd Now Roaming Minneopa State Park Near Mankato

MANKATO, Minn. (WCCO) – In the vast open prairie of Minneopa State Park, a once plentiful animal will soon graze the lush grasses again.

“The bison were driven from around 20 million to fewer than 1,000 animals 1900s,” said Tony Fisher, the Minnesota Zoo’s animal collection manager. 311 more words


11 'rare' bison released into state park in effort to build up the animal's numbers

A wild bison hasn’t been observed in Minnesota since 1880, when one was spotted in Norman County.

But in recent decades, local wildlife groups have worked to increase the animal’s presence in the state once again. 536 more words


It's All Happening at the Zoo

As we walked in today, flashbacks from elementary field trips, birthday parties, and other sporadic zoo outings danced in my memory. The only other time Cory and I had been to the zoo together was for a Ziggy Marley concert before we were married. 147 more words