January 26, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Kick Off ZOO-per Bowl Sunday at Dickerson Park Zoo

Before you settle in to watch the New York Giants face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI , watch the animals at Dickerson Park Zoo have their own football fun and support a good cause during the first ZOO-per Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 5.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, watch the animals at Dickerson Park Zoo go wild with football toys and football-themed enrichment items while helping fight hunger in the Ozarks with an Ozarks Food Harvest food drive.

Dickerson Park Zoo will offer half-priced admission for all children and adults who bring in a non-perishable food item to donate during the ZOO-per Bowl. (Each person receiving the discount must have one food item to donate. Limit one half-price discount per person.)

Suggested donations include

Download a complete list of Ozarks Food Harvest’s most needed food items at http://ozarksfoodharvest.org/MostNeededItems.pdf.

Dickerson Park Zoo is open daily during the winter from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., weather permitting. The zoo is closed if there is ice or snow on the walkways. Regular zoo admission is $8 for adults and teenagers, $5 for children ages 3-12 and $5 for seniors age 60 and older. Children age 2 and younger and Friends of the Zoo members are admitted free. For additional information about zoo events, contact the zoo at 417-864-1800 or visit www.dickersonparkzoo.org.

For more information, contact: Melinda Arnold, Public Relations Director, 417-833-1570 (office) or 417-848-0162 (cell), marnold@dickersonparkzoo.org

Dickerson Park Zoo
3043 North Fort • Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 833-1570 Phone • (417) 833-4459 Fax
Dickerson Park Zoo is a division of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board