Zoo hours for 2024: The zoo is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last entry is at 4 p.m. The zoo is closed on Mondays, except for Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Indigenous Peoples Day. Please note that some exhibits are closed due to construction. For more information, visit 'Plan Your Visit' - 'Hours & Pricing'. (dismiss)

One of the most endangered animals in the world, the black-footed ferret, survives in small remnants of the North American prairies. Learn about the rich history and ecology of this species that once teetered on the brink of extinction and its comeback due to dedicated biologists, zoos, USFWS, DNR, Native American tribes and private landowners.

Our speaker is Travis Livieri, Executive Director, Prairie Wildlife Research.