Day 153: Como Zoo’s Gorilla Forest preview

Como Park Zoo is a classic city zoo in St. Paul, Minnesota. In the past 10 years it has made some serious upgrades by adding a new polar bear exhibit, interpretive center and this weekend zoo members were able to get a sneak peak of their newest addition. The Gorilla Forest opened and, let me say, I’m a fan. The kids are too.

We made a day of it and saw the other sites including taking a spin through the amusement park, checking out the Sparky the Seal show and enjoying a beautifully sunny day on the zoo grounds.

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My wife enjoyed herself more than my daughter did
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The classic conservatory
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The grounds of Como Zoo and Conservatory are looking good
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Sparky is still a crowd pleaser
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One is able to view the gorillas from inside, or out. The inside viewing allows you to get up close and personal
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There will be 9 gorillas on display within the next few weeks, the bachelor pod of three males is being slowly introduced to the new surroundings. The 4 in the family pod are comprised of one male and three females. (according to my daughter)
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There are a few viewing stands outside, all provide a good look at what will soon become Como’s most visible feature

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