Nestled in nearby St. Paul, the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory inspires the public to value the presence of living things in our lives. It has a strong focus on conservation, and the dedicated zookeepers care for thousands of animals from around the world. While the zoo welcomes more than two million visitors every year, it also provides an array of virtual fun. Here are some of the species you can discover from our apartments in Woodbury:
A forest antelope found in East Africa, lesser kudus feature large ears that enhance their listening abilities and help with predator protection. Males are grayish-brown, while females are identified by their reddish-brown fur. Both have stripes, and males also boast spiraled horns that twist 2.5 times and grow as high as 3.5 feet. Mostly nocturnal, lesser kudus mainly feed at dusk and dawn. They eat leaves, shrubs, and grasses, and have adapted to be independent of primary water sources.
Called “gardeners of the forest, orangutans live in tropical forests, where they spend most of their time in the trees. They’re the largest tree-climbing mammals and rarely spend time on the ground. In the wild, these charming animals live about 50 years. Orangutans are typically solitary, though babies live with their mothers for up to 11 years.
Also called yellow armadillos, six-banded armadillos call South America home. They live in habitats ranging from rainforests to grasslands and feed on an array of plant and animal matter. Unlike other armadillo species, six-banded armadillos aren’t nocturnal and only occasionally venture out at night.
After virtually exploring the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, learn how you can help local homeless animals from home. If you’re searching for a vibrant place to live, please contact us. We will offer a showing so you can discover all that Valley Creek Apartments has to offer.Back to all posts