11/17 Lake Superior Zoo, City of Duluth team up for zoo/Fairmont Park concept

Nov 17, 2015

Map showing the rough outline of the proposed new boundaries for the Lake Superior Zoo under a collaborative agreement between the Lake Superior Zoological Society, which operates the Zoo, and the City of Duluth, which owns the property
Credit City of Duluth

The Lake Superior Zoo has had its share - and then some - of challenges in the last ten years.  

From the loss of it's AZA accreditation in 2006 to the devastating flooding in 2012 that killed a number of animals, to a suggestion earlier this spring that the zoo be closed entirely - it's been a rough decade.  But it looks like the Zoological Society and the City of Duluth are finally seeing eye to eye, and they're ready to move forward.