What’s it like to be a zookeeper? It takes education, understanding, a unique skill set, patience and a lot of work …

Our shining stars: volunteer spotlights

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 by

Our shining stars: DPZoo volunteer spotlights …

Today, the zoo’s cheetahs and Asian elephants “vanished” from their yards behind short curtains. Dickerson Park Zoo recognized the 10th anniversary of Endangered Species…

Missouri State University “Bear Country,” the new name for Dickerson Park Zoo’s black bear yard, will be unveiled at a Missouri State Family Day at Dickerson Park Zoo…

Art Goes WILD At Dickerson Park Zoo
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 by

Celebrating 10 Years of Hands-on Art Fun! Springfield, Mo. – Let your child’s creative side run WILD at the 10th annual Art Gone WILD! from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at Dickerson Park Zoo.

Pancakes in the Park
Friday, 20 July 2012 by

Springfield, Mo. – Dickerson Park Zoo, Village Inn Restaurants, Star 92.9FM and Friends of the Zoo invite guests to “feast with the beasts” and join in celebrating Henry the Hippo’s 30th birthday during Pancakes in the Park on Saturday, Aug. 27.

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Aldabra Tortoises
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 by

In this month’s Zoo Tales, we’re featuring our Aldabra tortoises.

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