Advertisement We visited Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, MO, yesterday. It was the first warm day after so many days that had been below freezing. With the warm weather, all of the animals were out and very active, chasing one another and playing in their enclosures. Dickerson Park Zoo has done a lot of remodeling over the last few years, so the animals have more room and more items that enrich their environments. The baby giraffes were running and kicking up their heels, the cougers were pouncing one another, the otters were swimming and running over and under their logs, the wolves were howling at a train whistle, and the peacocks and peahens were flying from tree to fence to tree. It was all rather festive!