In response to reviewers who don't know about the zoo's plans...Yes, the zoo is smaller because Polar Shores is no longer operational (a zookeeper, last year, told us with tears in her eyes that they will not put animals back in that area and they are trying to build a new exhibit on higher ground). It is a small zoo, but is accredited AND there are currently 2 baby Colobus monkeys! We have a membership ($60/year for a family) so if you're going to be in Duluth more than once, it's worth it. We can do the zoo in about an hour and a half, but my kids, who are 8 and 10, always have a great time. Call ahead to see when they have enrichment programs--we've seen the bears be "trained" with apples and gotten to talk wolves with one of the Carnivore Keepers. It's not the Minnesota Zoo, but it's a fun way to spend an afternoon. Really dedicated keepers who have been through a lot this past year.
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