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 […]

Have Some ‘Fang-tastic’ Fun Volunteering at ZooBoo

September 15th, 2014

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is currently seeking up to 600 volunteers for its annual ZooBoo event.  For over 25 years, ZooBoo has offered families with even the youngest ‘ghouls’ a non-scary, family-friendly environment to celebrate Halloween. This ‘spooktacular’ event takes the support and dedication of over 200 volunteers per night. Volunteers help with everything […]

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 […]

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

September 4th, 2014

Come explore 10-noon each Thursday, September-April in the Visitor’s Center.  See story time, meet plant and animal visitors, play games and many other fun activities. Each week has a new theme. ** Members-only early access! Lil’ Explorers starts at 9:30 for members on these special Thursdays! Not a member? Join on-site or at www.ComoFriends.org ** […]