Wild and rare animals

Click on one of the animals below to go to a fun activity.

illustration of six wild and rare species tiger beetle higgins eye mussel spotted salamander least weasel regal fritillary Wilson's phalarope

Bonus letter drop down puzzle! This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Solutions to puzzles This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Discover and learn about some of the amazing Wild and Rare animals that make Minnesota their home at the Minnesota Zoo. Print out a certificate of discovery to bring with on your next visit to the zoo. Find all eight Wild and Rare stations as you explore the Medtronic Minnesota Trail.

The wild animals featured on this site are only a few of almost 300 wildlife species in Minnesota that are rare or likely to become rare in the near future. We can all help conserve these native animals and their habitats.