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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Como Park Zoo and Conservatory has a new exhibit open, featuring Japanese style bonsai trees. And work is underway to create a new outdoor space for the zoo’s seven gorillas.
The Ordway Gardens wing is attached to the 100-year-old conservatory. The new gorilla space is attached to their current building.
The new $2.8 million wing has been a couple years in the making, but it’s now a place where the zoo can show off their bonsai collection all year.
“It’s a potted tree and then you shape it and form it with wire and it takes a long, long time to grow the gnarled-up bases,” said Judi Pearce.
There’s also plenty of opportunities to learn while inside.
“Inside our Ordway Gardens here we have many boards and educational materials to tell you and show you exactly what the bonsai is,”…
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