Thanks to Jeff Edmondson and Kare 11 for this great piece on Como's newest addition!
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Como Zoo was recently named the best Zoo in Minnesota by Yahoo Travel! A big thank you to all of the staff, volunteers, and visitors who make Como such a special place!
For the full list of Zoos (and an adorable picture of Chloe) check out: https://www.yahoo.com/travel/go-wild-the-best-zoo-in-every-state-120496231352.html
Saturday, May 30, 2015
The Wyoming Toads are coming out of their hibernation! Once the toads awake from hibernation by gradually increasing the temperature, they will be introduced in pairs to breed for the season. If successful, each individual pair can lay up to 7,000 eggs at one time. These eggs, eventually hatching into tadpoles, will be shipped out to Laramie , Wyoming and back into the wild! This is just one of the amazing Conservation Projects Como Park Zoo and Conservatory are involved with annually.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
Spring must have sprung at Como Zoo! Our
Zookeepers and the education animal collection would like to welcome four
new baby African Four-Toed Hedgehogs to our collection! The four –toed African
Hedgehogs are just one of several species of small mammal that Como Zoo has in
its diverse collection that is used for educational programs and value added
events at the Zoo. The hedgehogs are often spotted with Educational
Interpretive Specialists and Nature Walkers (our teen volunteer program) around
zoo grounds; as well as with our Educators and Zookeepers in the classroom and
events. These little prickly friends have a love for insects and fruit; and
often ball up with spikes up in the air to protect their underside.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Join us for a unique opportunity to move your classroom to Como Park Zoo
and Conservatory for a week of hands-on, interdisciplinary,
inquiry-based learning. Como education staff will partner with you to
deliver a program where students will use the scientific method to do
real-world learning about the plants and animals of Como. Teacher
training is provided and the program, including transportation, is free
of cost thanks to the generous funding from the Clean Water, Land, and