Como Zoo Releases One of North America’s Most Critically Endangered Amphibians Back into the Wild

June 23rd, 2016

A toad’ally awesome thing is happened at Como Zoo. As part of Como Zoo’s behind-the-scenes species preservation efforts, over 1,300 Wyoming Toad tadpoles were placed in oxygenated water, shipped overnight and were released near the Mortenson Lake National Wildlife Refuge outside Laramie, Wyoming. This 1.5 ounce toad is classified as one of the four critically […]

Butterflies Butterflies Butterflies!

June 14th, 2016

It’s a flutter fest at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, where the popular “Blooming Butterflies” exhibit is now open! Hundreds of butterflies from Africa, Asia and the Americas are flying freely in an indoor garden environment filled with tropical plants. Up to 400 butterflies will be released each week. Every day at noon guests are […]

Groovin’ In The Garden ~ Free Outdoor Concert Series Every Wednesday Evening!

June 10th, 2016

The free concert series, “Groovin’ In The Garden”, returns To Como Park Zoo & Conservatory featuring some of the Twin Cities’ finest musicians & activities for the whole family. While the grownups get their groove on with some of the Twin Cities best bands, the kids will be entertained by a climbing wall, bouncy house, […]

Como Zoo Welcomes Baby Dall’s Sheep!

June 4th, 2016

A snowy white female baby Dall’s sheep was welcomed into the world on Saturday, June 4th at Como Zoo. The baby lamb named “Rainy” can be seen scampering around the exhibit she shares with her mother “Storm” and her father “Thunder”. Dall’s sheep are most notable for the males’ (known as rams) massive curled horns. […]

Sparky Shows at 11:30 Daily!

May 25th, 2016

Como Zoo’s most treasured tradition will return on Saturday, May 28, when Sparky the Sea Lion dives into her season debut at 11:30 a.m. This year, Sparky’s taking her inspiration from Dr. Seuss, putting her own environmental spin on stories designed to teach our youngest visitors the value of stewardship. In fact, that’s the message […]