Como Spotlight: Zookeeper Megan, Studbook Keeper for Orangutans and Crowned Lemurs

October 29th, 2016

Can you explain what it means to be the Studbook Keeper for Orangutans and Crowned Lemurs? I’m basically the genealogist for these species in zoos- regionally for Crowned lemurs (Eulemur coronatus) and internationally for Bornean, Sumatran, & hybrid orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus, Pongo abelii, and Pongo sp.).  It is my job to track all of the individuals living […]

Help Orangutans This Halloween

October 12th, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner!  Time to hunt down those costumes and stock up on goodies for your favorite little goblins.  This year, zoos across the country are working together to help you make the best candy choices for preserving natural habitats far and wide. In the wild, orangutans are found only on the […]

Como Zoo’s Baby Zebra Now Has a Name

September 28th, 2016

As a tribute to long-time Como Park Zoo & Conservatory volunteer and Korean War Veteran Frank Krmpotich, Como Zoo’s baby zebra now has a name: “Krump”. Frank “Krump” Krmpotich (pronounced krump-a-vich), of Roseville, formally of Crosby and Ely Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 84 on September 14. He was survived by his […]

Lil’ Explorer Thursdays ~ Free Fun for the Lil’ One

September 3rd, 2016

Come explore 10-noon each Thursday beginning September 8! Lil’ Explorers runs every Thursday through April.    See story time, meet plant and animal visitors, play games and many other fun activities. Each week has a new theme. FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE OF WEEKLY THEMES CLICK HERE! Lil’ Explorer Thursdays is funded in part by the […]

Como Zoo Welcomes Baby Zebra!

September 3rd, 2016

Como Zoo is happy to announce the successful birth of another zebra foal, this one to Grant’s Zebra “Thelma.” Mom and baby male are both doing well, delighting Como’s visitors with unconscionable cuteness. The baby zebra was born sometime during the overnight hours of Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3. When the zookeepers arrived […]