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Lake Superior Zoo

January 16, 2018
Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton proposes bonding bill; mixed bag for Duluth projects
January 16, 2018 - 6:15pm
January 9, 2018
Emily Perala, lead zookeeper, reaches for a handful of alfalfa pellets to feed the goats in the Lake Superior Zoo's barnyard Tuesday afternoon. Bob King /
Lake Superior Zoo looks for better year
January 9, 2018 - 8:00pm
November 5, 2017
Reader's View: Use zoo to showcase Native history
November 5, 2017 - 10:24pm
October 28, 2017
Dave Pagel
Local view: Why a tax for streets? Because dedicated funding works
October 28, 2017 - 6:22pm
October 21, 2017
A princess and her entourage. Riverlynn Gorriaz, 2, dressed as a princess, is accompanied by her sister Peyton, 8, of Duluth as they stroll the grounds of the Lake Superior Zoo with their parents looking for tricks and treats during Saturday's annual Boo at the Zoo event. (Bob King /
Photo: Royal court at Boo at the Zoo
October 21, 2017 - 4:38pm
October 5, 2017
Ozzie the desert tortoise struts past the pavilion at the Lake Superior Zoo. (News Tribune file photo)
Zoo asks Duluth for $200K grant
October 5, 2017 - 9:03pm
September 22, 2017

Contributed photo / Bert Onsgard, the founder of the Duluth Zoo, now the Lake Superior Zoo, holds Bert Jr. on the zoo’s elephant Bessie in about 1930. The last of Bert Onsgard Sr.’s children, Katherine, died this summer in Arizona. She was 84.
In memory: Last of Duluth zoo's first family gone; legacy lives on
September 22, 2017 - 8:25pm
August 24, 2017
Erik Simonson, assistant chief of the Duluth Fire Department and state senator, answers reporters' questions during a press conference Thursday at the Lake Superior Zoo, where it was announced he would become the zoo's new CEO. At right is Diana Bouschor Dodge, president of the board of directors of the Lake Superior Zoological Society. (Bob King /
Simonson takes reins of Lake Superior Zoo
August 24, 2017 - 5:11pm
April 29, 2017
Summer hours start Monday at Lake Superior Zoo
April 29, 2017 - 2:04pm
April 2, 2017
Our view: Lobbying event odd — except it works
April 2, 2017 - 9:15pm
February 6, 2013
As the two bears physically checked out each other, Zoo Keepers and Veterinarians kept an eye on Nikita (left) and Berlin as they were introduced Wednesday at the Kansas City Zoo. Interactions were typical, zoo officials said, including sniffing, huffing, grunting and "polar bear dancing." (Photo submitted by the Kansas City Zoo)
Duluth zoo's Berlin shows Kansas City mate she's no pushover
February 6, 2013 - 6:16pm
April 29, 2011
Baby lemur dies at Duluth zoo
April 29, 2011 - 2:40pm
August 27, 2010
The entry to the underwater viewing area of the Polar Shores exhibit flooded Aug. 18 at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth. Zoo officials say the flooding caused $175,000 in damage to pumps and electrical equipment in the polar exhibit. They say they expect BNSF, which owns the culvert that caused the flooding, to pay for the damage. (File / News Tribune)
Zoo faces $175,000 repair bill from flooding
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 19, 2010
Signs pointing to various exhibits are surrounded by floodwaters Wednesday afternoon at the Lake Superior Zoo.  (Derek Montgomery / for the News Tribune)
Blocked culvert floods zoo
August 19, 2010 - 12:00am
July 6, 2010
Kero, an Angolan colobus monkey, figures out how to slide a plastic bottle up a rope and away from a cap to get at the treats inside. The monkeys are given problems to solve as enhancements to their daily activities. 
(Bob King /
Toys, puzzles keep Duluth zoo critters happy
July 6, 2010 - 12:00am