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Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, zoo staff and students take part in the the Calgary Zoo’s official reopening on Nov. 28, 2013. The purple banner reads: ‘Welcome Back, We’re Open.’CHRIS BOLIN/The Globe and Mail

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Two-year-old Harper Freitas takes part in the The Calgary Zoo official reopening on Nov. 28, 2013.CHRIS BOLIN/The Globe and Mail

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Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden takes part in the the Calgary Zoo’s official reopening today, five months after floodwaters devastated the island facility and affected 160 animals last June.CHRIS BOLIN/The Globe and Mail

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A female king penguin is back on display after the Calgary Zoo officially opened its gates on Nov. 28, 2013. Officials estimated the facility suffered $50-million in damage and lost some $10-million in revenue.CHRIS BOLIN/The Globe and Mail

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Dr. Clement Lanthier, president and CEO of the Calgary Zoo, makes a speech at the official reopening on Nov. 28, 2013.CHRIS BOLIN/The Globe and Mail

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Elephant keepers Jenn Godwin and Scott Russell check on the well being of Swarna, one of the three elephants on display.CHRIS BOLIN/The Globe and Mail

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Families came out to see the hippos, whose exhibit was flooded out in the June deluge. Two peacocks, a pot-bellied pig and a variety of fish died in the flood.CHRIS BOLIN/The Globe and Mail

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Families came out to see the hippos, whose exhibit was flooded out in the June deluge.CHRIS BOLIN/The Globe and Mail

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A Calgary Zoo staff member feeds a treat to one of the giraffe on display.CHRIS BOLIN/The Globe and Mail

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