Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Reopens After Damaging Hail Storm

· Aug. 13, 2018, 12:03 pm
Photo: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Sign - CourtesyCourtesy of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
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.

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