New Book Chronicles Minn. Woman Life as Foster Mom to More than 200 Animals

A new book chronicles the life of Arlene Scheunemann, who was a foster mom to more than 200 wild animals.

Scheunemann worked at the Como Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul. She started her work adopting animals when her husband brought a lion cub home in 1968.

KSTP sat down with Lori Nelson, Scheunemann’s biographer and author of “Zoo Mom,” Sunday morning.

The books are being sold at the zoo’s gift shop. Como Zoo is one of the only free zoos left in the country.