After last year’s summer of flooding, Bismarck’s Dakota Zoo is operating with updates and plenty of attendance.
“Compared to last summer everything is going much better this year. We are not dealing with ground water, flood issues, and movement of animals,” assistant zoo director Rod Fried said.
The zoo was closed for six weeks last summer. It reopened early July 2011. Since then, it has been open year around.
“We got a little bit behind on some the maintenance issues,” Fried said. “It was too wet to work in.”