Peregrine Falcon at Dickerson Park Zoo

By KOLR10 News

Published 03/12 2014 08:18AM

Updated 03/12 2014 08:25AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield's Dickerson Park Zoo has a number of birds of prey, including Cloud Dancer, a peregrine falcon.  He has been at the zoo since the late 1990's, when he was part of Missouri's reintroduction program for falcons.

These birds almost went extinct in the 60's and 70's because of the use of DDT.  But they thrive in large cities where they next on tall buildings like they would on cliffs in their natural habitat.

Watch the video above to learn more about these fascinating birds with Melinda Arnold from Dickerson Park Zoo.

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