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I have achieved a personal milestone — graduation from the first phase, the Foundation Sphere, of The Arcanum, an online photography apprenticeship, in which basic photography skills are developed and honed.   494 more words

Wildlife Photography

Polar Bear Butt: My First and Best MetroSketchers Work--#67A

Only the Polar Bear Would Pose

A few of the 70 MetroSketchers who turned up at Como Zoo in Saint Paul to sketch this warm Sunday:

Learning To Draw

Como Zoo Workers Mourn The Death Of 22-Year-Old Lioness

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – Workers at the Como Zoo say they are in the midst of a time of grief. A week ago, the zoo lost 22-year-old Wynona. 304 more words


Como Zoo Brings Students On Week-Long Field Trip

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - All students love a field trip, and schools love when it doesn’t cost them a thing.

Students from 11 lucky schools get to spend a week at the Como Zoo each semester. 152 more words


It's a girl! Como Zoo's new baby gorilla is 'healthy and strong'

The Como Zoo is welcoming another baby to its troop.

First-time mother Dara gave birth to little Arlene on Feb. 22, the zoo announced Monday… 218 more words


Como Zoo Welcomes Baby Gorilla, Arlene

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – Como Zoo in St. Paul announced Monday it is welcoming the addition of a new baby western lowland gorilla.

The female gorilla was born in the evening of Feb. 94 more words


hot & cold

We were seeking the warmth of tropical air inside the Conservatory, the heady perfume of the sunken garden, and the comforting scent of damp soil. But then the polar bears drew us in with the sheer exuberance of their icy swimming and the joyous clouds of steamy breath rising into the arctic air. 11 more words