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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo replaces cracked window in tiger exhibit

Posted at 11:26 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 13:26:13-04
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo window
Before (left) and after (right)
Photo courtesy of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

COLORADO SPRINGS – Crews successfully replaced a damaged 1,500-pound window at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s tiger exhibit months after August’s damaging hail storm.

The zoo said there was a crack in the old window, but it said there was no danger to visitors after the storm.

The zoo said the new window can withstand multiple blows from objects like hammers, bricks and hail. It’s approximately 8 feet round and more than 18 inches thick. It’s also about 60 times as heavy as a car’s windshield.

Tiger exhibit repairs
(Photo courtesy of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo)

It took a crane, and a brief relocation for the big cats to complete the installation, but the project is complete.