They've been called trash fish by some, fringe fish or rough fish by the more euphemistically inclined, but the significance is the same: Because of our grocery store bias for familiar species like salmon and cod, other species -- mullet, scup, invasive carp -- are largely left off the table. If yo ... More >>
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Seafood lovers have a vested interest in the Minnesota Zoo's message: Sustainably sourced fish and fruits de mer are the future -- or else. At the 7th annual Fish Bites event, this Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, eight Twin Cities chefs will gather to celebrate ... More >>
Fourth of July weekend has plenty in store for Minneapolis. Friday and Saturday, First Avenue will be hosting Bathysphere, a two day psych rock festival featuring bands such as A Place to Bury Strangers and Dean & Britta doing Galaxie 500 songs, and locals such as Pony Trash, Flavor Crystals, Pa ... More >>
During the summer concert season in Minnesota, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better place to see a show than outdoors amongst the natural surroundings of the Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo. The venue consistently provides an intimate concert experience with clean sight lines and ... More >>
No, Allie and Semo haven't died. But if you didn't know that and came across one of the shirts for sale at the Minnesota Zoo paying tribute to the relocated dolphins, you'd probably think they'd passed on to marine mammal heaven.SEE ALSO: Minnesota otter attacks: Why do they suddenly hate us?The "Th ... More >>
Last night the Minnesota Zoo hosted its second annual Fish Bites; an event focused on raising awareness around the issue of sustainable seafood. Over 150 people showed up to the event, which featured nine of the Twin Cities' top chefs. Each chef prepared a dish using sustainable seafood, allowing gu ... More >>
The baby amur leopards that were web-cam stars at the beginning of the summer made their first public appearance at the Minnesota Zoo yesterday.See also:Rare baby leopards born at the Minnesota Zoo make web cam debutBorn May 29, the cubs -- one male and one female -- have spent the last few months n ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Feisty the seal and Berlin the polar bear get comfortable at Como Zoo [CUTE PHOTOS]Moose at the Minnesota Zoo seem to be bringing back a trend that died in the '70s. As part of a zoo-led research study on the impact of heat stress, the moose are now enjoying the comfort of waterbeds i ... More >>
One of the newest farmers markets to pop up in the Cities is the one found in the Apple Valley parking lot outside the Minnesota Zoo. We stopped by to have a peek and a taste of the goodies available. We found the usual, beautiful Minnesota bounty, but then we spotted something unexpected.
Although many had plans to go to Soundtown this weekend, the Twin Cities is still ripe with musical goodness. Dr. Dog makes a return visit to First Avenue's mainroom this Friday just as The Amsterdam wraps up Day Six of Wabasha Days with The Color Pharmacy. Saturday be sure to wa ... More >>
The Minnesota Zoo is now home to some unlikely web cam stars. Two very rare Amur leopard cubs were born at the zoo Tuesday, and the birth is extremely important for the species' conservation. The cubs, yet to be named, are being kept out of the zoo's exhibit until they have had more time ... More >>
African penguins now residing at the Minnesota Zoo.A group of displaced penguins can stop worrying about where they're going to live. They belong to all of us, now that they've found a home at the Minnesota Zoo. African blackfooted penguins are endangered in the wild due to overfishing and oil ... More >>
By the low, blue light reflected from the Discovery Bay exhibit, Fish Smart, the Minnesota Zoo's sustainable seafood effort, will host its first major event: Fish Bites. Hosted by Sue Zelickson on Thursday, October 13, local celebrity chefs like Stewart Woodman of Heidi's, Russell Klein of Merita ... More >>
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Cool penguins, cold brews at the zooCancel your plans for Friday night--chances are this will be way more fun. City Pages has four tickets to the Brew at the Zoo event that evening (a $180 value)--and you can win them for free! Brew at the Zoo is a beer-tasting event at the Minnesota Zoo tha ... More >>
Farm to table is a badge of restaurant pride many list boldly on their menus. It says they are nurturing relationships with area farms to bring local produce and animals to the table using methods kind to the soils and animals. As a landlocked state, we don't always hear much about seafood sustai ... More >>
July 10, 2011 Little Feat Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater Little Feat have a musical history that spans over four decades, and as most of the members are now nearing the retirement age, it seems almost ludicrous to consider a band that has survived many a musical period and is still producing wor ... More >>
With the countdown to the Minnesota state government shutdown nearing the final hour, many have questioned whether the concerts at the Minnesota Zoo -- which is partially funded by the state and hires state employees to staff its grounds -- would need to be rescheduled or relocated if the shutdow ... More >>
Minnesota ZooRiders were hoping for a bird's eye view -- just maybe not from the top of a firefighter's ladder.A group of about 40 monorail riders were expecting a picturesque bird's eye view of the Minnesota Zoo's grizzly, musk ox and moose enclosures as they boarded a little after noon. They d ... More >>
Minnesota ZooApril was the zoo's grandma dolphin.We're so use to seeing good news out of the Minnesota Zoo's dolphin program that the latest headline made us do a double-take: April, the 44-year-old granny of the aquarium, has died. Her passing wasn't a complete surprise, zoo officials said. She ... More >>
Minnesota ZooSemo and Taijah appear to be getting along swimmingly.It's early days yet, so maybe down the road we'll see some adolescent rebellion from young Taijah, the Minnesota Zoo's baby dolphin. But for the time being, she appears to be happy swimming under the wings of her dad. The two ... More >>
Minnesota ZooMy, what a big nose you have.Jon-hi is a young Malayan tapir and he's on a mission to mate at the Minnesota Zoo, relaxing in his pool, keeping his nose clean, getting in some exercise. Zoo officials say that, like others of his persuasion, he's is ready to turn on the passionate ... More >>
Minnesota ZooDa bears bring the pain to the pumpkin patch.The Minnesota Zoo continued its Halloween tradition this morning of tossing helpless pumpkins into the grizzly enclosure. What followed was nothing less than total effing carnage.
Photo: Minnesota ZooName that dolphin.The Minnesota's Zoo's newest baby dolphin needs a name, and the zoo has decided to throw the choice open to the public. "Flipper," anyone?
photos from The Minnesota Zoo Facebook page33,000 can of Spam and Hormel chili in the house.October 2 marked the debut of the Family Farm CANstructure at the Minnesota Zoo. In a stunning display of architectural ingenuity, 18,000 cans of Spam classic and 15,000 cans of Hormel chili were used to c ... More >>
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota ZooSpree's off to ChicagoNo mom around for guidance. Tough guys leading her astray. Not playing nice with the other girls. Yes, it was time for Spree, the Minnesota Zoo's socially awkward bottlenose dolphin, to get a change of scene. She's off to the Brookfie ... More >>
The lineup for this summer's Music in the Zoo series continues to be leaked via Facebook, and yesterday's announcement was especially exciting: DEVO will come to the Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Amphitheater on July 3. Tickets ($56 before fees) go on sale on Monday, May 3 at 10 a.m., and will be avail ... More >>
If costumes don't get you tingly, maybe a video of grizzly bears at the Minnesota Zoo will.
The Minnesota Zoo's dolphin exhibit just got a little more snug now that they have three of Chicago's bottlenose dolphins crashing there until their new aquarium is completed.
Leave it to the baby daddy to ruin everything.
Allie, a 21-year-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, went into labor early this morning but her calf was born dead.
We usually love baby animals, but this alien-like armadillo babe has us a little squeamish. Either way, the new addition to the Minnesota Zoo is a rare event in the world of captive creatures
While the event is an annual "Thank You" celebration for the Zoo for their continued support from the state, this year it feels more like a survival plea.
If you're late, as we were last night to see Femi Kuti, then the music invites you across the water, like the sun, and echoes out as far as the outer parking lot. "You're late, you're late," cried Femi's alto sax in the sky, as we headed for his island.
A real-life fairy tale in which the wild beasts are hunted, the jungle is a plantation, and the knight in shining armor hails from Apple Valley.