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Remembering the 2012 flood: Disaster at the zoo

Remembering the 2012 Flood- sZOO
Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 8:03 PM CDT
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DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) - Duluth’s Lake Superior Zoo was at the epicenter of the flood 10 years ago.

The iconic seal photo was just the beginning of a nightmarish night for zoo staff.
The iconic seal photo was just the beginning of a nightmarish night for zoo staff.(kbjr)

Kingsbury Creek runs through the zoo.

The night of the flood, it went from a couple feet deep to 40 feet deep, filling the zoo like a bathtub.

14 animals drowned, others escaped.

KBJR6′s Dan Wolfe goes inside zoo’s chaotic night, and hears from the woman who took the iconic seal photo.

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