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Caroline Mehlhop, the director of events and sponsorships for Como Friends, shares how they help Como Park Zoo and Conservatory thrive and grow.

We want to be that welcoming oasis in the backyard of our community.

Caroline Mehlhop

Como Friends, the nonprofit partner of the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, raises funds for Como's animal habitats, gardens and education programs, and to keep Como open 365 days a year. The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation gave Como Friends its first operating grant.

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