Dickerson Park Zoo in United States

Dickerson Park Zoo


Total nrs500
First elephant arrived1954
Number of species160
Number of animals500
Address 3043 North Fort
Zip-code 65803
Place Springfield, Missouri
Country United States
Website Website


Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers
Record history
History of updates2010-01-26

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Dickerson Park Zoo, located at 3043 North Fort, in Springfield, Missouri, United States , was founded in 1922 and the first elephant arrived in 1954.

Living elephants

At the Dickerson Park Zoo lives 4 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Hugo born 2011-04-25
  2. Indy (Butch) born 1971
  3. Moola born 1981-08-08
  4. Patience born 1976

Comments / picturesIn Summer 2009, the Dickerson Park Zoo celebrated the birthdays of three of their elephants - Ol' CC turned sixty, Pinky aged to forty five and Patience turned thirty five years old.

In January 2010, the Dickerson Park Zoo announced that Ol' C.C. would be taken off exhibit for a nine month treatment period of a mycobacterial infection. A routine annual blood test showed that she has been exposed to either Mycobacteria bovis or Mycobacteria Tuberculosis, ,airborne Zoonotic disease (Infectious to humans)'>Tuberculosis. The culture results indicated that Minyahk was not shedding the bacteria. Pinky was taken off exhibit as well to be a companion during the aggressive treatment course. At the time, Minyahk was the oldest elephant to reside at Dickerson Park Zoo and the fifth oldest elephant living in AZA-accredited zoos.

References for records about Dickerson Park Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Dickerson Park Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=97. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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