Meet “Franklin,” Como Zoo’s Baby Emperor Tamarin!

June 8th, 2015

Como’s Facebook Fans Have Spoken Facebook Fans Choose Franklin For Baby Emperor Tamarin Name Como Zoo turned over the naming rights of its baby Emperor Tamarin to Facebook fans and the fans have responded. With the contest ending at noon (CDT) today, and with 45% of the votes, the name “Franklin” is now bestowed upon […]

Baby Gorilla Makes Public Debut!

May 7th, 2015

After months of anticipation, the wait is finally over. Baby Arlene, the Western Lowland Gorilla, will be seen clinging to her mom, Dara, in the indoor exhibit of the Primate Building at Como Zoo on Friday, May 8. The female gorilla was born in the evening hours of Sunday, February 22, 2015, to first-time mother […]

2015 Camps, Classes, Tours, Birthday Parties & More! Page Through Our Brochure ~ Now Online!

May 3rd, 2015

Click on the image to view our brochure. You can then click on the classes to register!    

Healthcare for Polar Bears!

April 4th, 2015

Last week Como Zoo became only the second zoo in the country to obtain a voluntary blood sample from a Polar Bear! Como Zoo is home to two 19-year-old male Polar Bears who have been involved in a training program even before they arrived at the zoo in 2002. Over the past year zookeepers have […]

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 […]