"Dickerson Park Qualifications" Top 5 Page for this destination Springfield Off The Beaten Path Tip by mrclay2000

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  the black bears, one standing, one sleeping
by mrclay2000

The true measure in my opinion of a zoo's worthiness are its variety of animals, its habitats and treatment of animals, and the number of the larger animals, specifically the giraffes, hippos, elephants and the like, but especially the bears and big cats. The Dickerson Park Zoo has two very large black bears which are native to Missouri. On the hot, sultry day of my visit, I was surprised to see the larger bear sleeping directly in the sunlight, shattering a myth that they always seek shaded areas for their beds.

Phone: 417/ 864-1800
Website: http://www.dickersonparkzoo.org

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 21, 2003
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