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It's Monday, so we'll excuse the bed-head. ;)

#animalfact - The Bali mynah is one of the most critically endangered species of birds in the world! However, the Minnesota Zoo has been the single most successful institution for breeding Bali mynahs since the beginning of the AZA’s Bali Mynah Species Survival Plan(SSP) captive breeding program. As of 2012, the Minnesota Zoo has hatched 76 birds that are now part of the SSP! Learn more about this incredible bird and what the Zoo is doing to save it from extinction - http://goo.gl/s5tI5m

#SaveWildlife #Monday
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We definitely need a little more love in the universe today...
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Two thumbs up on her health report!

Our 22-year-old Burmese python, Nikita, recently had her annual check-up with our veterinary staff and we are happy to report she is doing very well! She currently weighs in at 136 lbs and is 14.6 feet long!
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The +Minnesota Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a bison calf, its first in 2016! the calf was born on April 30 and can be spotted along the Northern Trail with the rest of the herd.

The birth is especially exciting for the Zoo, as bison were recently named the first national mammal of the United States after President Obama signed into law the National Bison Legacy Act.

#babyanimals #SaveWildlife #dayattheMNZoo
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The +Minnesota Zoo is sad to report the unexpected death of “Nadya,” a popular Amur tiger who passed away at the Zoo over the weekend. Nadya hadn’t been feeling well the week prior to her death, and had been under the medical and supportive care of veterinarians and zookeepers around the clock. When her medical situation didn’t improve, she was anesthetized for emergency exploratory surgery in an effort to determine the cause of her illness. She survived her surgical procedure, but passed away soon afterwards despite all medical attempts to revive her.

“We are very sad over the unexpected passing of Nadya,” said Kevin Willis, the Minnesota Zoo’s vice president for biological programs. “Because she was hand raised here, she was one of our favorite animals and despite receiving the very best in medical care, she unfortunately didn’t survive. She will always be remembered by staff and volunteers as a sweet-natured tiger.”

Our staff, volunteers and guests will miss her very much and our thoughts are with those who cared for her on a daily basis.
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TBT to when +Minnesota Zoo staff traveled to Mongolia to help save the Asian wild horse. Learn more about what is being to protect these amazing animals in our latest blog from the field - http://goo.gl/mfG3AH

#SaveWildlife #MNZooConserve
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Happy World Tapir Day!

Learn more about these incredible creatures while exploring our Tropics Trail! As one of the most endangered animals in Southeast Asia, Malayan tapir populations are declining due to habitat loss from deforestation for agricultural palm oil plantations. Check out our website to see what YOU can do to help save them in the wild - http://goo.gl/SsCXAI

#SaveWildlife #MNZooConserve #WorldTapirDay
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It's World Penguin Day!

#animalfact - Moving between the cold ocean depths and the hot beach, African penguins may experience a temperature change of more than 70 degrees F. It's like spring in Minnesota... ;)

You can check out more awesome African penguin facts here - http://goo.gl/dKZxAR

#SaveWildlife #WorldPenguinDay
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"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein

Happy Earth Day! http://goo.gl/hJKA9Z

#SaveWildlife #EarthDay #MNZooConserve
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Yay for Mondays!
Our new binturong cub recently had a check up and is doing very well behind the scenes with mom. +Minnesota Zoo animal care staff are pleased to see the cub is so healthy and that mom is taking such great care of her new addition. Check back for more updates soon!

#babyanimals
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