“Little Zoo That Could” Reopens at Noon Monday

Baldwin County
VIDEO: "Little Zoo That Could" Reopens at Noon Monday

UPDATE 10:45 AM

According to a Facebook Post, the zoo will now reopen at noon Monday.  

UPDATE 10:30 AM

Volunteers are hard at work with staff members cleaning up the remnants of storm damage at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.  Dr. Adam Langstrom says they are on track to reopen Tuesday morning.  He says community support is a key component of keeping the zoo going.

“This is a non-profit zoo we need the community as a whole to provide support for us, they put their arms around us when we need help the last time we had a storm like this the volunteers came and we had this park cleaned up in a matter of a day.  Fantastic we appreciate their help,” said Langston Monday morning.  

ORIGINAL STORY

Baldwin County, Ala. (WKRG) — Cleanup continues in Foley, Gulf Shores and other spots hit by Mother’s Day storms.  The Foley Sports Complex has canceled all games and practices today.

The storms that rolled through Sunday morning caused a lot of damage at this complex.  They smashed some bleachers and toppled fences, garbage cans, and other fixtures.  

Sunday the storms also did a number on the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.  Today they’re calling for volunteers with gloves, rakes, and wheelbarrows to help pick up the last of the tree debris starting at 9 Monday morning.  About eight trees were toppled Sunday at the zoo.  Luckily no animals were hurt and the staff was all safe.  

“Everyone fared very well, the staff reacted very quickly we had boots on the ground when the storm hit and they went around to make sure everyone was taken care of,” said Dr. Adam Langston with the zoo. A lot of the damage in south Baldwin County could be found around Fort Morgan Road.  At one home a tree fell on an old van and a brand new car.  Neighbors came out to help cut away the tree and salvage what they could save.  

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