- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - Flooding at a Scottsbluff zoo has forced workers to move some animals for their safety.

The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/25m7YUO ) that the animals were placed in a quarantine building at the Riverside Discovery Center in response to minor flooding.

Zoo officials say a pond where koi, ducks, swans and Canada geese swim overflowed its banks into a bison enclosure. Another affected area was a barn where goats, donkeys and other animals in the petting zoo live.

Other affected animals included a sloth, a tortoise, Chinese water dragons, a ferret, lovebirds and a hedgehog.

Officials say they’re concerned about the zoo’s finances if it remains closed for an extended period of time.

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Information from: Star-Herald, https://www.starherald.com

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