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
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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
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
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