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Polar Bear, Seals Moved to St. Paul Zoo

DULUTH  (AP) – The polar bear and seals that escaped their exhibits at the flooded Lake Superior Zoo are being moved to a St. Paul zoo.

Animal care director Peter Pruett, in Duluth, says the move to Como Park Zoo is precautionary and in the best interest of the animals. Other animals, including brown bears and lions, will be quarantined in the animal care building at the Lake Superior Zoo.

About a dozen animals in the barnyard exhibit died when flood waters the engulfed the zoo early Wednesday. After Feisty the seal was found on a city street, zoo employees were called in and began searching for animals in the dark.

Berlin the polar bear was found on a rock wall that encloses her exhibit.  Another escaped seal was found on a walking path.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved)

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