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Como Friends’ new “Conservation Champions” program gives zookeepers a ground level perspective on the animals in their care


Employee Match Programs can make your contributions to Como Friends do more in 2018


Celebrating a Growth Year: See how your gifts helped Como thrive in 2017


CELEBRATE MINNESOTA'S SLOW MOTION SEASON: Sloth themed item at Garden Safari Gifts.


Forward Progress: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory evolved from a Victoria-era menagerie to become Minnesota’s most visited conservation classroom


A Powerful Partnership: Como Friends celebrates 15 years as the fundraising force behind Como Park Zoo and Conservatory


Sparky at 60: Evolving with the times, Minnesota’s most iconic animal ambassador gets ready for a remodel.


Como Friends Impact

Como Friends inspires community generosity, giving Como Park Zoo and Conservatory the extra care and feeding it needs to thrive.

visitors welcomed with free admission in 2017
in new investment since 2000
raised for Como in 2017

What's New

  • Donate Today!

    Choose your way to help Como Thrive.

  • Residency Programs

    Area classrooms move to Como for innovative education

  • Ground Level

    Renovating a “rising star” among Japanese gardens

  • Shopping at Como

    See what's new at Garden Safari Gifts

  • Kids for Como

    Kids keep Como thriving and free

  • Planned Giving

    Protect Como for generations to come

  • Cutting-Edge Care for Como’s Animals

    Como Friends make medical miracles possible at Como Zoo

  • Sponsor an Animal

    Be a friend to Como’s animals.