Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Reopens After Damaging Hail Storm

August 13, 2018
Photo: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Sign - Courtesy
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is found in the southwest corner of Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs has reopened five days after being pummeled by a hailstorm that killed at least five animals.

The zoo reopened Saturday after the hailstorm on Aug. 6 dropped baseball-size hail, injuring 14 people and damaging scores of vehicles.

The storm also killed two roaming peafowls, a peacock, a rare vulture and a duck. A meerkat pup that's been missing since the storm is presumed dead in a collapsed burrow.

Officials say the total cost of the damage from the storm is still being calculated, but the lost revenue from being closed is close to $500,000.