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

November 29th, 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 Giraffe

November 17th, 2016

Como Zoo is excited to welcome a new baby giraffe named “Prince” to its herd. Coming in to the world at 6’ 6” tall and weighing 160 pounds, the baby is making his public November 17th. The new baby boy, born November 10th, is the seventh calf born to mom, Daisy, and the 20th giraffe […]

The Minnesota Zoo and Como Zoo Will Partner To Break The Internet with Round Two of a “Cute-Off”

November 14th, 2016

On Tuesday, November 15 between 1pm – 2pm the Minnesota Zoo and Como Zoo will team up to flood the Twitter feeds of their followers with pictures and videos of adorable animals from each of their zoos in what they have dubbed a “Cute-Off.” For that one hour tomorrow, followers of the @mnzoo and @comozoo […]

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 […]