– Animal Planet Partners with Como Zoo & 17 other Zoos and Aquariums for 10-Hour Facebook Live Marathon –

— The Beast of a Lineup, Entitled “Inside The Zoo,” Will Be Thursday, March 2 at 8 AM CT –

It’s animal overload as Animal Planet sets up a flock of Facebook Live video segments and partners with Como Zoo & 17 other accredited AZA (Association of Zoo and Aquariums) zoos and aquariums across the country, for ‘Inside The Zoo.’ For the first time on Animal Planet’s social page, viewers will get up-close access to a variety of species, land and sea. The swarm of live streaming begins Thursday, March 2 at 8AM CT and will run for 10 hours of content. The public can also watch live on the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Facebook page. Como Zoo’s segments will air at 10am with polar bear training, 11:35am with Skeeter the Giraffe, and at 2:15 featuring an Arctic Fox training session.

From pandas, polar bears and penguins, to bird shows, shark dives and sea turtle feedings, there will be no shortage of wild kingdom wonders on the digital screen. Animal care professionals and experts, including Como’s zookeepers, will be interacting with the animals and answering viewer questions, while discussing the mission and priority of all AZA zoos and aquariums – conservation of species in the wild.

Below is the full list of all the zoos and aquariums involved:
Bronx Zoo
Como Zoo in St. Paul, MN
Dallas Zoo
Georgia Aquarium
Houston Zoo
John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL
Los Angeles Zoo
Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT
National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD
Oklahoma City Zoo
Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, OR
Oregon Zoo in Portland, OR
Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA
Zoo Atlanta


About Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
For over 100 years, Marjorie McNeely Conservatory and Como Zoo in Saint Paul, Minnesota has charmed, educated and entertained millions of children and adults while fostering an appreciation of the natural world, helping to make Saint Paul the Most Livable City in America. The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is open 365 days; 10am-6pm from April 1-September 30 and 10am-4pm from October 1-March 31. Admission to both the Como Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is always free and a voluntary donation is appreciated. For more information, visit

About Animal Planet
Animal Planet, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the network of hit franchise series RIVER MONSTERS, PIT BULLS & PAROLEES and TREEHOUSE MASTERS and the home of provocative and award-winning specials and documentary films presented under the banner ANIMAL PLANET PRESENTS. Animal Planet’s programming also includes quarterly tent pole TV events PUPPY BOWL, the largest non-sports TV on Super Bowl Sunday, and MONSTER WEEK. Animal Planet is the premiere TV, digital and social community for animal lovers and pet owners, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Animal Planet assets including: Animal Planet television network, available in more than 94 million homes in the US, that is complimented with a deep Video On Demand offering; online assets, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; Animal Planet L!VE, the go-to digital destination for round-the-clock, unfiltered access to the animal kingdom; Animal Planet social including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

About The AZA
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of aquariums, nature centers, science centers and zoos in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. AZA represents more than 230 facilities in the United States and overseas, which collectively drew more than 186 million visitors in 2015. These facilities meet the highest standards in animal care and provide a fun, safe, and educational family experience. In addition, they dedicate millions of dollars to support scientific research, conservation, and education programs.