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Como Park Zoo Introduces Baby Giraffe

Zoogoers are looking to the “Skye” Monday at St. Paul’s Como Park! The zoo introduced the 20-day-old giraffe named Skye to the public, who is the 18th of her kind to be born there in 20 years. Skye weighs 145 pounds and is already 6 feet tall, but she is likely to double in size in her first two years, according to zoo officials. Giraffes can grow as tall as 18 feet.

12/15/2014

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Como Zoo’s Infant Gorilla Dies

The baby gorilla who was born last week at the Como Zoo has died, according to zoo officials. The baby was born on Wednesday, and was the first baby for the 12-year-old gorilla Alice.

11/24/2014

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Como Zoo Welcomes First Gorilla Baby Birth

A Minnesota zoo is welcoming the arrival of its first lowland gorilla baby. The male gorilla was born Wednesday morning at the Como Zoo in St. Paul. He’s the first baby for 12-year-old Alice. He’s also the first gorilla born at the zoo in its 55-year history of gorilla care and conservation.

11/19/2014

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Como Zoo Awaits The Births Of Two Baby Gorillas

Visitors to St. Paul’s Como Zoo are in for a special and rare treat in the coming months. For the first time in the zoo’s 117-year history, the zoo’s staff are preparing for the births of two newborn gorillas.

10/23/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

Halloween is still a week away, but there are plenty of spooky events taking place around the Twin Cities this weekend.

10/23/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Halloween Minus The Scares

Halloween is almost here. There are tons of scary things to do for older Halloween fans. But where you can take the little, more easily scared ones? The Minnesota Zoo offers HallZooween throughout October, with daily events like a Halloween Mythbusters scavenger hunt.

10/15/2014

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Como Zoo Cougar Scratches Man Who Yelled At It

A Minneapolis man was scratched by a cougar at the Como Zoo Conservatory after he climbed on top of the cougar’s mesh fence, witnesses told zoo staff.

10/10/2014

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Como Zoo Giddy Over 2 Pregnant Gorillas

Como Zookeepers have some good news to share. They say not one, but two of the female gorillas are expecting. They say gorillas Alice and Dara have both tested positive on pregnancy tests.

10/06/2014

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Facebook Fans Name Baby Zebra At Como Zoo

The Como Zoo’s newest baby zebra now has a name. Facebook fans voted and chose the name Ruckus.

10/01/2014

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St. Paul Woman Plays Classical Harp For Primates At Como Zoo

The Como Zoo primates hear the melodic tones of her instrument as part of the volunteer enrichment program.

09/29/2014

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Como Zoo Welcomes Polar Bear Twins

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.

09/22/2014

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Zebra Born At Como Zoo

St. Paul’s Como Zoo welcomed a baby zebra early Sunday morning. According to Como Zoo officials, zookeepers believe the foal was born sometime in the late hours of Saturday or early hours of Sunday. When zookeepers came in on Sunday they found the baby up, walking and following its mother.

09/08/2014

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Gorillas Briefly Escape Enclosure At Como Zoo

A gorilla at the Como Zoo in St. Paul escaped its main enclosure. But, zoo officials say a second gorilla-proof barrier kept the animal from roaming free Thursday morning.

07/10/2014

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Como Zoo Polar Bears Have Live Playdate On Earth Day

Como Zoo’s two polar bears, Buzz and Neil, are going global this Earth Day on a live broadcast around the world, and you can check it out. The bears will take part in what could be called a worldwide play date.

04/22/2014

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Local Music Tap: Como Zoo’s ‘Groovin’ In The Park’ Lineup Announced

Starting in mid-June, you can dance like an animal – for free – to local music at Como Zoo’s Groovin’ In The Park weekly concert series.

04/13/2014

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