“Spring Fling” Weekend – March 28-29

March 15th, 2015

Spring Fling! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m March 28 and 29 Go on the hunt for signs of spring spread out across the Visitor Center for this weekend’s big Spring Fling, a family-friendly environmental education event sponsored by our partners at Xcel Energy. Make special crafts, meet furry and feathered animal ambassadors, and find out […]

April Education Programs at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

March 14th, 2015

We have lots of great classes for all ages in April! Register by clicking on the titles of the classes below! My Colorful Zoo – Programs for 2s Tuesday, April 7 at 9:30 am Big Cat Breakfast – Family Saturday, April 11 at 8:30 am Bunny Hop – Preschool Tuesday, April 14 at 1:30 pm […]

It’s A Girl! Como Zoo is Proud to Welcome Arlene, a Baby Gorilla!

March 2nd, 2015

Como Zoo is continuing its recent baby boom and is thrilled to announce the addition of a baby western lowland gorilla to its troop. The female gorilla was born in the evening hours of Sunday, February 22, 2015, to first-time mother Dara inside the day room of the Gorilla Forest exhibit. At approximately five pounds […]

Como Zoo Will Soon Bid Farewell To Visiting Polar Bears Suka and Sakari

February 26th, 2015

Suka (pronounced SOO-kah) and Sakari (pronounced Suh-KAR-ee), the visiting polar are getting ready to move on to their permanent home.  Dane County’s Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin announced today that they will welcome the two and a half year-old twin polar bears to their new Arctic Passage exhibit in time for its grand opening […]

Introducing Kemala!

February 16th, 2015

Thanks to the Public’s Contributions, Como Zoo’s Baby Orangutan Now Has A Name In a naming ceremony held today, Como Zoo’s baby Sumatran orangutan, born on January 7, 2015, was dubbed Kemala. The name came as a result of a month long voting contest that ended at noon today. Kemala (pronounced Key-mala) means magic stone in the […]