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Minnesota Zoo: Name A Hissing Cockroach After Someone You Love!

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — If you’re looking for an unusual gift this Valentine’s Day, the Minnesota Zoo has a suggestion – a very unusual suggestion.

Here’s their pitch: “Roaches are red, violets are blue, I named a hissing cockroach after you at the zoo!” 50 more words


A former Minnesota Zoo zookeeper is now its director

More than a quarter century ago, John Frawley took a job as a zookeeper at the Minnesota Zoo.

Now, he’s leading the whole thing.

The Minnesota native has been officially named the new director and president of the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, … 328 more words


Couple Ties The Knot At 'Star Wars' Premiere In Apple Valley

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Force is strong tonight at movie theaters around the world, as the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened to blockbuster crowds. 277 more words


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

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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