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‘Can I Talk To Ellie Fant?’ Como Zoo Prepares For April Fools’

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ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Everybody loves a good April Fools’ joke, including the Como Zoo in St. Paul.

Every year, the Zoo gets hundreds of prank phone calls on April 1. For example, someone wants to talk to “Ellie Fant” or “Mr. Fox.”

This year, however, the zoo is ready, and fighting back. They’ve set up four special phone lines to answer your April Fools’ request.

“Well for Mr. Lion, they’re going to hear ‘roar, thank you for calling Mr. Lion at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. And then we go on and we pitch them a little prankster package. Maybe they can sponsor Mr. Lion if they like,” said Matt Reinzartz with the Como Zoo.

So, if you’d like to talk with Ms. Anna Conda, Mr. Wolf or some of the other animals, you can find their phone numbers here.

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