• Saying Goodbye to Musk Oxen at the Zoo

    1 month ago - By Minnesota Zoo

    At 43 years old, some still know the Minnesota Zoo as the “New Zoo.” But over the course of the last four decades, the Zoo has consistently grown and adapted to serve Minnesotans and hundreds of different animal species from around the world.
    When the Zoo opened in 1978, the Northern Trail was home to five main species: tiger, moose, Asian wild horse, camel, and musk ox.
    Zookeeper Cindy Bjork-Groebner has seen many changes over the years. She has cared for animals along the Northern Trail for nearly 32 years. For much of that time, her main focus has been caring for musk oxen.
    “The minute...
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