COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Even though the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is scheduled to reopen on Saturday following Monday's devastating hailstorm, there's a long road to recovery for the animals and staff alike.
Many people have reached out to 11 News to ask how they can help.
Click here to provide a monetary donation to the zoo.
There is also a 'wish list' for animals and staff in which donations to the zoo are tax deductible. The items can be dropped off at the front of the zoo during normal business hours, even while the zoo is closed for the hail damage. You can call 719-633-9925 with any questions. The "wish list" is below:
Food Enrichment Items
(All food items should be unopened and not expired.)
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Baby food, all-natural/organic
Kellogg’s corn flakes or “non-sugary” Kellogg’s cereals
Fruit paste, all-natural/organic
JELL-O, sugar free
Other Enrichment Items
Denim, bolt fabric or old jeans
Kong toys, heavy-duty/black preferred
Puzzle feeders for dogs, cats, or parrots
ELECTRONICS / ELECTRICAL
mp3 players, portable
Old or non-functioning ATVs
Aquariums, 10- and 20-gallon (must hold water)
Terrariums, 10- and 20-gallon with screen rack
No filter humidifier/large room humidifier
Garden tools, high-quality
Bath towels (clean without holes)
New batteries (all sizes)
Surgical instruments (good working condition)
Foam archery targets (animal shapes preferred)
New cast material in several sizes
Stockinettes in several sizes
Bair hugger system with cloth blankets
PetMap 8404 system