- Associated Press - Friday, September 4, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix Zoo is reopening after being closed for three days because of damage left by a nasty monsoon storm.

Zoo officials say all animals will be out Friday in their habitats, some of which will have new “furniture” in the form of downed trees.

The Monday night storm toppled or damaged numerous trees. Workers spent days using heavy equipment to remove debris and clean up exhibits.

According to the zoo, several shade structures and awnings were also taken out by storm activity.

But no animals were injured.



The zoo has also received nearly $2,000 in donations following reports of all the damage.

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