Established in 1978, the Minnesota Zoo, located in Apple Valley, Minnesota, is home to a diverse collection of animals from around the globe. Spanning 485 acres, the zoo houses over 4,500 animals across about 500 species. With its unique exhibits, immersive trails, and state-of-the-art facilities, the Minnesota Zoo aims to connect people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife.

At the Minnesota Zoo, visitors are treated to an experience that combines education, recreation, and conservation. With its expansive walking trails, guests can explore different environments, from the Tropics Trail to the Northern Trail and witness animals in exhibits designed to resemble their natural habitats. Regularly scheduled keeper talks, feeding demonstrations, and interactive exhibits provide insightful experiences for visitors of all ages. The zoo's additional amenities, such as its IMAX theater and playgrounds, add to its enjoyment.

The Minnesota Zoo is deeply committed to conservation. As part of its mission, the zoo runs numerous local and international conservation programs to protect endangered species and their habitats. These include Species Survival Plans (SSPs) and field research initiatives that contribute to global efforts to conserve wildlife. Furthermore, the zoo emphasizes education and awareness, using its platform to engage visitors and the local community in conservation issues.

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    485 acres
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  • Key Exhibits:
    Russia's Grizzly Coast || Tropics Trail || Northern Trail || Medtronic Minnesota Trail || Discovery Bay || Wells Fargo Family Farm || Bird Show
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    (952) 431-9200
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