Meerkat unaccounted for after hailstorm at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, might be underground

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

Zoo officials said they believe the animal is underground or hiding.

The zoo said Daisy, a 4-year-old muscovy duck, and Motswari, a 13-year-old cape vulture, were killed in the storm. About 16 other animals were injured.

The hailstorm hit the zoo about 3:30 p.m. Monday and 14 people were hurt.

The zoo estimated 304 vehicles had damage from the large hail in the parking lot. The vehicles were being towed from the lot because they were deemed too damaged to drive.

The zoo was closed on Tuesday as crews take care of injured animals and repair broken windows and skylights.

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