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Tennis Ball-Sized Hail Kills Birds at Fort Worth Zoo

Flamingos, ducks, pelican struck down
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2016 12:55 PM CDT
Tennis Ball-Sized Hail Kills Birds at Fort Worth Zoo
Stock image of flamingos at a different zoo.   (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

(Newser) – Severe storms hit the Fort Worth area Thursday morning, bringing hail that killed some of the birds in the city's zoo and forced it to delay opening. A zoo spokesperson tells Fox 4 News that at least two ducks, a pelican, and four or five flamingos were killed when storms hit the zoo around 6:30am. USA Today reports that some of the hail was tennis ball-sized, and it also caused "massive damage" to cars. A ground stop was issued for flights into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport until 9am local time. (Read more hail stories.)

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