John Hines had a chance to speak with Katie-Lyn Bunney of the Como Zoo about the New Gorilla Exhibit. Bit she also brought some interesting critters to share with us.
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.
Just in time for the warm temperatures, the amusement park at Como Park opens Saturday.