Rep.Dan Schoen, D-St. Paul Park, fed an apple chunk to a Slow Loris from Southeast Asia during Zoo Day. On right is Kevin Weir, zoomobile supervisor. The Minnesota Zoo visits the State Capitol each year to connect legislators and their staffs to some of the animals and to educate folks to the mission of the zoo.
A zoo volunteer showed off a Solomon Island Skink in the Capitol Rotunda. He came with his own skink stick.
A Slow Loris from Southeast Asia crawled slowly around its perch during Zoo Day as legislators and visotors fed her apple chunks.
Alex Kopel and Hanna Terwilliger, interns in the Governor's office, watched as a Slow Loris from Southeast Asia crawled slowly around its perch during Zoo Day.
Visitors got to see a three-banded armadillo from Brazil during zoo day.
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During an MPR interview in front a live audience, Dayton reiterated his support for middle class tax cuts, a big boost in transportation funding and universal prekindergarten during next year's legislative session, all priorities he was unable to achieve in the 2015 session.
State Auditor Rebecca Otto, reeling from a new law allowing counties to hire private audit firms to review their finances, said in a statement she has hired outside counsel "to help me assess the implications of this law and its impact on the core function of auditing."