Baby News Update! Ultrasound Video of Baby Gorilla

October 22nd, 2014

Alice, a 12-year-old gorilla, will soon give birth to the first member of her species born in Como Zoo’s more than 100-year history. The first-time mother has entered her birth window, which officially began on October 18, and continues into early December. But it is Dara, Como’s other pregnant gorilla that is providing us with […]

Como Zoo Announces Gorillas (yes, plural) Are Expecting!

October 6th, 2014

Seventeen months ago Gorilla Forest opened to the public with seven gorillas; six that were new to Como Zoo. Today, Como is excited to announce the pregnancy of not one, but two of the gorillas. According to recent pregnancy tests, two of Como Zoo’s female gorillas, Alice and Dara, each received plusses. Alice has been […]

Meet “Ruckus,” Como Zoo’s Baby Zebra!

September 30th, 2014

Como’s Facebook Fans Have Spoken Facebook Fans Choose Ruckus For Baby Zebra Name Como Zoo turned over the naming rights of its baby zebra to Facebook fans and the fans have responded; nearly 3,000 times. With the contest ending at noon (CDT) today, and with 42% of the votes, the name “Ruckus” is now bestowed […]

Como Welcomes Two Polar Bears

September 22nd, 2014

Not yet two-year-old twin polar bears Suka and Sakari arrive from Toledo Como Zoo’s polar bears Neil and Buzz have new neighbors. Twin polar bears, a female named Suka (pronounced SOO-kah) and a male named Sakari (pronounced Suh-KAR-ee), came from the Toledo Zoo where they were born in November, 2012. The Toledo Zoo is nationally […]

Como Zoo Welcomes Not One, But Two Baby Zebras!

September 8th, 2014

In the overnight hours of Saturday and Sunday, a baby zebra was born at Como Zoo. When the zookeepers arrived Sunday morning they discovered the foal up, walking strong and closely shadowing his mother, Thelma. The birth of the foal was not a surprise. “Thelma was getting very big, we knew it was a matter […]