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Your guide to flooding (and rebuilding) at the Calgary Zoo

As you know, the Calgary Zoo was badly damaged due to the devastating flooding that occurred in southern Alberta in June of 2013. We had to close our doors for close to six weeks to recover and after a lot of hard work, we were excited to partially re-open on July 31.

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Rebuild the Zoo: Elaine Willms

The recent Bow River flooding swamped the zoo’s 32-acre island, causing extensive damage to the zoo’s buildings and grounds. While we have reopened the northern part of the zoo, restoring the Calgary Zoo completely will take years.

Senior Zookeeper Elaine Willms talks about getting ready to move the Tigers without lights, as the river was beginning to breech the berm.

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