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Science and the Environment

Dickerson Park Zoo Plans Event to Welcome Hippo Guests

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Henry’s old stomping grounds at Dickerson Park Zoo are now a temporary home to two other hippos.  Zambezi and Kasia have arrived at the zoo to stay until their new exhibit at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado is finished.

To welcome the pair, the zoo is planning events to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest later this month.  The zoo’s public relations director, Joey Powell, says it takes a lot to feed a hippo, “and Ozarks Food Harvest knows what it takes to feed a community.”

The event October 29 will include keeper chats, hippo feedings and a canned food drive benefiting the food bank. 

Guests who take nonperishable food items that day will receive $2 off admission. 

The hippos are currently viewable by guests.