Hail Storm Kills Two Zoo Birds

Much of the damage from this storm occurred in the parking lot. According to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, nearly 400 cars there were "severely damaged."
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo says a heavy hail storm damaged its infrastructure and killed two animals on Monday. Source: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

It was just a normal Monday afternoon at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs when suddenly, the sky started pelting down chucks of ice the size of baseballs.

There were more than 3,000 people visiting the zoo at the time of the severe storm who had to seek shelter.

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