Hail at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado kills 2 animals

Multiple injuries in destructive hailstorm that included baseball-sized hail

Originally it was reported two turkey vultures and a duck were killed by the hail at the zoo.

A meerkat is unaccounted for after a hailstorm hit Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Monday afternoon, zoo officials said on Tuesday.

Reports say that medical personnel set up a triage at the entrance to the zoo due to the amount of people injured from the hail.

There were 3,400 people in the zoo at the time and nearly 400 cars in the parking lot experienced extensive damage.

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Some of the largest hail fell on the southern side of Colorado Springs with hailstones measuring almost as large as softballs.

A powerful storm that pummeled a busy Colorado zoo with large hail injured 14 people.

"It was hail the size I've never seen before", Jenny Koch, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's marketing director, told The Denver Post.

Buses were taking people from the zoo to the high school and as of 5:45 p.m. about three busloads of people remained at the zoo waiting for evacuation.

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The zoo is now closed and will remain closed for a damage assessment Tuesday. About 400 cars were severely damaged in the zoo's parking lot, the post said. U.S. Highway 24 west of Manitou Springs was also closed due to rain and debris, according to CBS.

The individuals were taken to hospitals, Colorado Springs Police said.

Guests at the zoo mainly took shelter on their own under whatever was nearby, the spokesperson said.

The Broadmoor Hotel and resort also sustained damage in the hailstorm. Additional details about the victims and their injuries have not been released.

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Several children who were attending the zoo camp on Monday weren't hurt, according to a tweet from the Fire Department.

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