Meet “Ruckus,” Como Zoo’s Baby Zebra!

September 30th, 2014

Como’s Facebook Fans Have Spoken Facebook Fans Choose Ruckus For Baby Zebra Name Como Zoo turned over the naming rights of its baby zebra to Facebook fans and the fans have responded; nearly 3,000 times. With the contest ending at noon (CDT) today, and with 42% of the votes, the name “Ruckus” is now bestowed […]

Naming of Como Zoo’s Baby Zebra To Be Decided by Como’s Facebook Fans

September 25th, 2014

Como’s new baby zebra will soon have a name, and a whole lot of “Likes”. The honor of naming the new baby male zebra will go to the nearly 90,000 Facebook fans of Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Three names were selected, one each from Como volunteers, zoo keepers, and staff. Those three names will […]

Meet Dr. Graham Banes, Author and Orangutan Expert

September 24th, 2014

  Meet Dr. Graham Banes, Author and Orangutan Expert September 30, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center   Minutes, months, millennia — how long is a life on earth? That’s the question author and primate researcher Graham Banes explores in The Kingfisher Encyclopedia of Life, a book for young scientists that looks […]

Como Welcomes Two Polar Bears

September 22nd, 2014

Not yet two-year-old twin polar bears Suka and Sakari arrive from Toledo Como Zoo’s polar bears Neil and Buzz have new neighbors. Twin polar bears, a female named Suka (pronounced SOO-kah) and a male named Sakari (pronounced Suh-KAR-ee), came from the Toledo Zoo where they were born in November, 2012. The Toledo Zoo is nationally […]

Have Some ‘Fang-tastic’ Fun Volunteering at ZooBoo

September 15th, 2014

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is currently seeking up to 600 volunteers for its annual ZooBoo event.  For over 25 years, ZooBoo has offered families with even the youngest ‘ghouls’ a non-scary, family-friendly environment to celebrate Halloween. This ‘spooktacular’ event takes the support and dedication of over 200 volunteers per night. Volunteers help with everything […]