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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 22, 2012
Location: Duluth, Minnesota

Animal: Polar Bear, Seals
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Lake Superior Zoo

Category: Escape of animal, Animal Death, Animal health issue
Species: Marine, Bear

Summary: A polar bear and two seals escaped their enclosure due to the heavy rains flooding the Lake Superior Zoo. Duluth residents spotted the animals and called authorities, who in turn called zoo officials. The animals were all caught. Thirteen animals died from drowning at the zoo.

Source: MPR News

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