The Como Zoo primates hear the melodic tones of her instrument as part of the volunteer enrichment program.
Harpist Terri Tacheny long enjoyed taking her young daughters to Como Zoo in St. Paul, except for the Primate House, where she thought the gorillas, orangutans and monkeys seemed a little lethargic. Her solution: A little music.
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.