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Calgary Zoo Fundraiser At Riverview Park And Zoo in Peterborough, Ont. Aims To Help Flooded Facility

10/11/2013 04:00 EDT | Updated 12/10/2013 05:12 EST
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PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - A zoo in Peterborough, Ont., says it will hold a fundraising event in support of the Calgary Zoo's 2 By 2 Rebuild the Zoo campaign.

The Calgary facility sustained an estimated $50 million in damage due to a devastating flood in June when the Bow River overflowed its banks.

The flood caused severe damage to most of the zoo and forced 34 animals out of their permanent exhibits.

Riverview Park and Zoo in Peterborough is caring for Calgary's two-toed sloths, Porsche and Ferrari.

Sloth Mania will be held on Oct. 19 at Riverview Park and Zoo, and will feature an afternoon schedule of special activities — including two sessions with the sloths.

There will also be raffles that include opportunities to win a behind-the-scenes tour along with an up close and personal feeding encounter with Porsche and Ferrari.

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