Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

 

zooMom

 

Can you imagine taking a gorilla

on a road trip?

 

Or sharing your dinner table

with a growing orangutan?

 

Or walking a lion cub on a leash?

 

Arlene Scheunemann’s “wild” family life, raising teenagers and primates in the same house, is the subject of Zoo Mom: The Life Story of Arlene Scheunemann, available soon for $17.95 at Garden Safari Gifts. You can pre-order your copy by calling Garden Safari Gifts at 651-487-8222.

The late Arlene Scheunemann did it all during her years as a Como Zoo docent, responsible for the care and feeding of dozens of zoo babies in the days before Como had the facilities to care for infant animals. Scheunemann’s “wild” family life, raising teenagers and primates in the same house, is the subject of Zoo Mom:  The Life of Arlene Scheunemann, a new biography that will be released in May.
 
 Como Friends will also host a public launch party on Thursday May 8 from 10 a.m. to noon to celebrate Scheunemann’s 40 years of active involvement with Como Zoo. Join us to purchase your book and have it signed by members of the Scheunemann family. No RSVPs required.