Several animals at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, Minn., drowned overnight when torrential rain caused flooding that also tore up city roads and swept an 8-year-old boy into a culvert Wednesday afternoon.
The boy survived the five or six blocks he was carried with just a few cuts, the Duluth News Tribune reported.
At the zoo, marketing director Holly Henry told msnbc.com that 11 animals were confirmed dead, most of them from the zoo's barnyard area. "Two thirds of the zoo is under water," she added.
All but one of the zoo's barnyard animals died, zoo spokeswoman Keely Johnson said in a statement. That included the zoo's donkey, goats and sheep.