Watch live: Como Park launches reindeer cam


The reindeer of Como Park Zoo are now live on the Internet, according to the Pioneer Press.

Animal Planet's Reindeer Cam is up for the season. Besides being Santa's helpers, reindeer are said to be remarkable for their sense of smell, which enables them to find food in up to three feet of snow. They are also the only species of deer in which both males and females grow antlers. (A little birdie told us Santa will personally feed the Como Park Zoo trio on Dec. 11, 18 and 23.)

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Como Park launches major pool upgrade

The new Como pool will be unrecognizable to anyone familiar with the old one. The $9 million, four-year effort has created a limestone-landscaped complex with grass and trees inside and out, giving the pool a bucolic air despite its busy location near the zoo. City leaders hope the revamped complex can compete with nearby sprawling suburban pools.

Reviews in: New Como Park Pool cool

After closing the badly aging Como Park pool a few years ago, St. Paul has opened a new water park in its place, with a zip line, lap and diving pools, a wading pool with small slides, a Lazy River and a climbing wall that rises out of the water. Kids say they love it.