Early Warm Weather Allows Zoo to Move Animals Outdoors

Published 04/09 2012 07:13AM

Updated 04/09 2012 08:10AM

(Springfield, MO)--If you're looking for an excuse to head outside, why not go to the Dickerson Park Zoo?

Spring is the perfect time to check out their exhibits, including the tortoises.

Melinda Arnold joins us live from the zoo this morning.
The zoo moved some of the exhibits this weekend because of the warm weather.
One of the animals now on display are the Aldabra tortoises.

(Watch the attached video to see our visit with Melinda and the tortoises)

The Dickerson Park Zoo also has two upcoming events you'll want to mark on your calendar.


Party for the Planet - April 21, celebrating Earth Day (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Teddy Bear Rally - April 28, also $1 admission day. Mercy Children's Hospital will have Teddy Bear Rally activities from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $1 admission goes all day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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