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We've always known that Minnesota is home to lot of species of wildlife, but a new trail cam video proves how many creatures call our state home as well.

I'm fascinated by wildlife, so I'm an avid follower of the Voyageurs Wolf Project. If you're not familiar, the Voyageurs Wolf Project is a University of Minnesota research project that was started to address the question of just what Minnesota's wolves do and how they behave in the wild during our summer months here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Their website says The Voyageurs Wolf Project is focused on understanding the summer ecology of wolves in and around Voyageurs National Park in the iconic Northwoods border region of northern Minnesota.

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Thanks to the Voyageurs Wolf Project's network of trail cameras, we've been able to get a fascinating glimpse of wildlife here in the Bold North-- not just in the summer, but throughout the year. (Like the 'fattest bear ever' in Minnesota, which was caught on the trail cam a few years ago.)

And now, the crew at Voyageurs Wolf Project just posted a cool new video that showcases just HOW many different species of wildlife also call the North Star State home. In a video on their X page (formerly Twitter), you can see otters playing in the snow, wolves pawing around in the spring snow, a moose walking through the woods at night, a black bear ambling around, more otters, and a special guest appearance by a majestic eagle, and even a young moose calf following its mom.

Nature in Minnesota is pretty cool, isn't it? Check out the video below. And keep scrolling to check out some animals you'd only want to see in the wild in Minnesota-- because keeping them as pets is against the law!

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Animals You Aren't Allowed to Have as a Pet in Rochester, Minnesota

Below are the animals that we are not allowed to own as pets here in Rochester, Minnesota according to the City of Rochester Code of Ordinances under Sec. 3-1-4. - Prohibited wild animal.

Gallery Credit: Carly Ross

 

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