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 >>
When Duluth-based Zeitgeist Arts asked local indie-rock trio Zoo Animal to create a live soundtrack for a public screening of Danish director Carl Dreyer's classic silent film The Passion Of Joan Of Arc, lead singer Holly Newsom was a little unsettled. "This movie was the most intimidating thing I ... More >>
The Minnesota Zoo's two bottlenose dolphins, Semo and Allie, have been moved to new homes to allow for major repairs to the zoo's saltwater-damaged Discovery Bay building. Semo, who at 48 is the oldest male bottlenose dolphin in human care, now resides at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in California. A ... More >>
Secret meeting with senators wasn't sanctioned
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals alleges that Lake Superior Zoo staff acted negligently when 13 or 14 animals died during Wednesday's flash flood.The animal rights group says the animals shouldn't have been left in a position to drown. Kristin Simon, senior cruelty caseworker for PETA, po ... More >>
Duluth's flash-flooding allowed Feisty the seal to have a night on the town. Now, she gets to take a road trip to St. Paul.Feisty and Berlin the polar bear are headed to the Como Zoo and will remain there until the flood-ravaged Lake Superior Zoo can repair damage caused by the Duluth Deluge.Como Zo ... More >>
The Lake Superior Zoo is one of the hardest-hit victims of the torrential rainfall and subsequent flooding that has the Duluth area on lockdown today.According to the Duluth News Tribune, the zoo's Polar Shores exhibit, which housed seals and a polar bear, has been completely flooded out. The zoo's ... 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 >>
Related:Death Cab For Cutie, Avett Brothers highlight Des Moines' 80/35 Fest line-upKid Dakota, Mayda, Bloodnstuff lead Lyn-Lake Street Fest lineupFeist, DeVotchKa, and Rufus Wainwright top Music in the Zoo's summer concert scheduleThe Live Nation-sponsored River's Edge Festival at Harriet Island ha ... More >>
The intimate amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo is far and away one of the most idyllic outdoor music venues in the Twin Cities area. And each summer, the Music In The Zoo series gives music lovers of all types up-close, engaging performances from both established acts and alternative bands on ... More >>
Is there anything that Holly Newsom can't do? Sure, we know the Zoo Animal singer can write a song, DJ a show, or even run her own record label; hell, we christened her an Artist of the Year just last December for those very reasons. But what really gets us is finding out, say, that she can sing ... More >>
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 >>
The new voodoo lily at MN ZooJust in time for spring, the Minnesota Zoo has acquired a flower that blooms and smells like something died. Amorphophallus konjac--also known as Voodoo lily or Devil's tongue--landed at the zoo on Tuesday and is expected to bloom within the next few days. You don't ... More >>
How appropriate: The Monkees will be appearing at the Zoo this summer. And no, we're not talking the woolly kind. The made-for-TV '60s pop group will be performing in the Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Amphitheater on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2, as part of the Music in the Zoo series that alrea ... 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 >>
Photo courtesy Como ZooMeet J.J.They could have gone for Cordell, Serengeti, Lance or Skinny. But no. Fans of the Como Zoo on Facebook stuck with family tradition when it came to naming the zoo's new baby giraffe.
Courtesy Minnesota ZooAllie and baby are reported to be doing just fineLast time we checked in with the ongoing soap opera among the dolphins at the Minnesota Zoo, Spree, the socially awkward one, was being shipped off to Chicago. Better news today. Allie, 23, just had a baby. She gave birth ... More >>
It's a seriously auspicious sophomore effort
Our pals over at MPLS.TV have dropped another great music video today, this time featuring local three-piece Zoo Animal in a fittingly sparse, minimalistic setting. Zoo Animal will release their sophomore album, Zoo Animal, next Friday, May 28 at the 7th St. Entry with Red Pens, His And Her Vani ... 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 >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzMinimalist rock trio Zoo Animal, who placed second in last year's Picked to Click poll, have announced the long-anticipated follow-up to their 2008 debut. Zoo Animal will be released on June 1 through local DIY label Rest Noise, and the band will play a release show May 2 ... More >>
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota ZooPoor Spree the dolphin. Born at the Minnesota Zoo in Aug. 2002, she lost her mother in 2006. Without a mom to teach her how to interact with other dolphins, she became the zoo outcast, lonely and clueless. Her only role models were two male dolphins. They faile ... More >>
The video was shot by Northern Outpost, directed by Jeremy Catterton, and features a remix by Mark McGee.
Here's a video of Zoo Animal to get you ready for Saturday.
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.
Band members say they're not preaching, just offering alternate perspective
Irvine Park Zoo officials in Wisconsin are still on the lookout for three animals still missing after more than a dozen of the zoo's creatures were freed from their pens late Tuesday or early Wednesday.
Concert attendees are in for some extended jams this evening.
A record number of people visited the zoo in the past year. What's attracting them?
The Minnesota Zoo will officially go smoke-free starting Saturday. The Apple Valley zoo already bans smoking indoors, but now all outdoor spaces will be off limits too.
The Pretenders show at the MN Zoo is being relocated following an angry letter by the frontwoman.
The Minnesota Zoo is on a mission to get some more tiger cubs, but it isn't that easy. The long and sometimes useless mating game is in full swing with two tigers they hope will make love in the coming months.
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.
The Minnesota Zoo showcases a designer dairy
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.