Half of the population of the Twin Cities was at St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo the day we visited.  Gorgeous late summer day that was bright, clear and dry with a high only in the 80s. (in contrast to our triple-digit temps in Arkansas.)

Tortoise slogs uphill
Mother to child: "Honey, look at the big turtle!" Child to mother (with eye roll): "It's a tortoise, mom."
Zoo visitors see polar bear swimming
Visitors crowd around the glass to see one of the Como Park Zoo's two polar bears take a dip.
Zoo patrons viewing gorillas
Only glass separates fellow primates at the Como Park Zoo.
Sleeping lioness
In the jungle -- the urban jungle -- the lion(ess) sleeps today.
Como giraffe
High and mighty in St. Paul.

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