Lake Superior Zoo Re-Opens on Friday

By KBJR News 1

Lake Superior Zoo Re-Opens on Friday

July 12, 2012 Updated Jul 12, 2012 at 1:09 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Another sign that the Northland is starting to recover from the recent floods, the Lake Superior Zoo is ready to open it's doors again to the public.

The Zoo will officially re-open on Friday, July 13th after zoo staff and dozens of volunteers spent over two weeks clearing debris and repairing the grounds of their park.

“We are taking the first steps towards getting back to normalcy,” says Peter Pruett, the Director of Animal Management for the zoo. “After three weeks of being closed and focusing on clean-up efforts, we are excited to get back to doing what we do best."

Some areas of the zoo will still be closed to the public, including the deer yard of the Northern Territory area. The pathways in these areas are still unsafe for visitors to walk on.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns