ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - With the Como Zoo closed once again due to the COVID-19 pandemic, zookeepers have been letting some of the animals roam around the conservatory.
A banded armadillo stops to smell the flowers while roaming the conservatory at the Como Zoo. (Como Friends / FOX 9)
The zoo shared photos of African penguins and banded armadillos exploring the Holiday Flower Show.
African penguins taking in the Holiday Flower Show at the currently closed Como Zoo and Conservatory. (Como Friends / FOX 9)
The zoo did a similar thing in the early days of the pandemic, sharing photos of the penguins taking a field trip to see the Spring Flower Show while the zoo was closed to the public.
A banded armadillo roaming the conservatory at the currently closed Como Zoo. (Como Friends / FOX 9)
The Como Zoo reopened over the summer, but closed again on Nov. 20 after Gov. Tim Walz’s latest round of coronavirus-related restrictions went into effect.
There is no word yet on when the zoo will reopen.