• Breeding Zebra Mussels

    18 days ago - By Minnesota Zoo

    The Minnesota Zoo has been supporting the freshwater mussel conservation projects of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for many years with the goal of establishing healthy mussel populations in our beloved Minnesota lakes. You may be wondering, “What's the big deal?” Though mussels are small in size, they have a big impact on the health of our lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. Mussels are filter-feeders, which means they're great at cleaning the water. Since mussels live in groups called mussel beds, they also stabilize riverbeds to protect against erosion from water flow...
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  • Partner Spotlight- Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Partner Spotlight- Minnesota Department of Transportation

    18 days ago - By Minnesota Zoo

    The Minnesota Zoo is fortunate to work with many accomplished partners who are equally passionate about saving wildlife. Researchers at the Zoo have been partnering with the Minnesota Department of Transportation since 2017 in many innovative ways and have worked together over the years to raise awareness and help save Minnesota's beloved wildlife.
    On any given day in the height of Minnesota's summer season you may find Tricia Markle, dressed in brightly colored and reflective safety gear, surveying along a stretch of highway. Markle, wildlife conservation specialist with the Minnesota...
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