Summerfield Zoo will still open as planned even after a devastating tornado killed two animals and damaged fences and sheds April 9.
Due to the overwhelming outpouring of support from the community and surrounding areas, enough rebuilding has been completed to open April 25 and 26 for opening weekend.
"Immediately after the tornado struck, we knew that there was no chance that we would be able to open for the 2015 season. The wonderful people of this community and surrounding areas have proved us wrong," says Rick Anderson, one of the owners of the zoo.
And to continue to help in those rebuilding efforts, WREX will hold a fundraiser to go toward the zoo. Join us as WREX will be LIVE for 13 News at 5 and 6 on April 24 ahead of opening weekend. There, we will be collecting monetary donations as part of our Project: Tornado Relief fundraiser. Donations will go directly toward tornado victims in Boone County.