5 results for author: Jennifer Kopischke


Celebrating New Year’s Eve. Zoo Style!

Where can you celebrate New Year's Eve with a tiger? Right here at YOUR Lake Superior Zoo! I was ridiculously excited to experience this year's annual Noon Year's Eve event (maybe because it was my first one). I was not disappointed. There were fun animal enrichments, hot cocoa and s'mores, along with a whole world to explore right here in Duluth! Participate in events like this year-round with a Lake Superior Zoo Membership Noon Toast and Ball Drop You don't need to travel to Times Square to see the ball drop at midnight. We dropped one right here into our Amur tiger's exhibit. Explore New Year's Eve Traditions Around the World Visitors ...

Boo & Bats for a Not-So-Scary October

We started our blog with a countdown to Boo at the Zoo. October is over, but we had a wonderful time getting in the Halloween spirit and celebrating bats for Bat Awareness Month! During Boo at the Zoo, families enjoyed treat stations, specialty food vendors, and other activities. I still remember how good those warm chocolate chip cookies tasted. I loved the decorations and great costumes. Halloween is still my favorite holiday! Pumpkins and Bats We hosted another fun-filled Members Pumpkin Carving Night – the pumpkins were displayed along the path of the advance ticket gate during Boo and looked amazing. Pumpkin sales benefited Bat ...

Parrot Pandemonium and New Enclosures

Hello everyone! If you have been to the zoo recently, I hope you stopped in Grigg’s Learning Center. If not, I suggest you visit to enjoy a new view of the parrots. That’s right, new parrot enclosures have been installed providing a clear view of our pandemonium of parrots! A group of parrots is also referred to as a company or flock, and numbers can reach up to 1,000! Talk about social animals. The parrots are my favorite part of the zoo, particularly since I’m lucky enough to call an Umbrella Cockatoo part of my family. When the parrots here start making noise, I’m reminded of home. I was thoroughly excited to witness the transfer of Lake ...

Cocktails and Candy for Conservation

7th Annual Uncorked and Tapped for Conservation Over 200 people gathered to enjoy elegant hor d’oeuvres and libations at Lake Superior Zoo’s Uncorked and Tapped for Conservation Fundraiser held last night at the zoo. As a fan of wine and craft beer myself, I can’t think of a better way to spend a Thursday evening. Gift basket raffles, wine wall with prize drawings, delectable food, and 17 vendors providing samples of fabulous wines and local brews made for an incredible evening. I’d like to give a shout out to all our sponsors who helped make the night a success! If you didn’t make it this year, keep an eye open for details on next ...

Boo at the Zoo Countdown Kickoff

Welcome to the Lake Superior Zoo Blog! We are kicking off our blog with a countdown to Boo at the Zoo. Now less than 30 days away and counting! I know what you're thinking and, yes, it's that time of year again. Autumn colors, warm sweaters, pumpkin spiced everything, and actual pumpkins, which you can see at YOUR Lake Superior Zoo. Costumes and Candy We all know the best part of fall is Halloween (at least that's my favorite part). Boo at the Zoo is the Northland's premier Halloween event for families. Jeanne Ryan from Mix 108 agrees with us here. Join us as people scamper, scurry and pounce within our safe and boo-tiful grounds. A...