Zoo Hosts Winter Zoo Olympics 2018

As the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games come to a close, Dickerson Park Zoo will host its own Winter Zoo Olympics on Sunday, February 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.   Zookeepers are creating special enrichment activities where animals will enjoy some of their favorite treats as well as physical and mental stimulation.  

   For Immediate Release: September 5, 2017 Zoo Director Mike Crocker Recognized by American Association of Zoo Keepers  Springfield, MO –Dickerson Park Zoo’s Director Mike Crocker was awarded a Certificate of Merit for Zoo Keeper Education Award by the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) on August 29, 2017, in Washington D.C.   The award, received

Grandparents Day: Sunday, September 10

News Release Contact: Joey Powell, Public Relations/Marketing Director 417-833-1570 (office) or 417-860-3303 (cell) For Immediate Release: August 30, 2017 Dickerson Park Zoo Welcomes Grandparents with Free Admission   Springfield, MO – Grandparents’ Day is Sunday, September 10, and grandparents visiting Dickerson Park Zoo that day will receive free admission.   On Sunday, September 10, grandparents are

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Cheetah cubs, Maggie, Glenn and Wally, and their mother, Roni, have been given access to the exhibit yard at Dickerson Park Zoo. The cubs, born May 2, have been out of public view in order to give them necessary bonding time with their mother.   “Along with access to the exhibit yard, which is visible

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

Our shining stars: DPZoo volunteer spotlights …

Aldabra Tortoises

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

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