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They needed an ark: Animals of Duluth suffer flooding

A number of animals died in the flooding in northeast Minnesota, including some at the Lake Superior Zoo. But there were also some inspiring saves.
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Remarkably, no humans lost their lives in the epic flooding suffered in northeast Minnesota in the last few days, although a number of animals perished, including some at the Lake Superior Zoo. But there were also some dramatic saves, including the rescue of a three-legged dog.

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