Workers at the Como Zoo say they are in the midst of a time of grief. A week ago, the zoo lost 22-year-old Wynona.
The Como Zoo primates hear the melodic tones of her instrument as part of the volunteer enrichment program.
St. Paul’s Como Zoo has rolled out the welcome mat for two twin polar bears. One’s a girl named Suka, and she weighs about 400 pounds. Her brother’s name is Sakari, and he’s about 600 pounds.
Polls say gorillas are one of America’s most favorite zoo animals. And that’s no secret to the folks at Como Park and Conservatory. That’s why they’ve dedicated $11 million to an exhibit redesign featuring seven charismatic gorillas who are part of Gorilla Forest.
There is now another reason to go to Como Zoo. The new Gorilla Forest just opened Thursday morning at the St. Paul facility. There are seven gorillas in the exhibit, and six are new to Como Zoo. The Gorilla Forest is the largest all-mesh gorilla enclosure in North America.