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Dickerson Park Zoo Wants The Public To Write Letters To Its Animals

Giraffe at Dickerson Park Zoo
Dickerson Park Zoo
Giraffe at Dickerson Park Zoo
Giraffe at Dickerson Park Zoo
Credit Dickerson Park Zoo
Giraffe at Dickerson Park Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo wants everyone to feel connected to its animals even though the facility is closed due to the coronavirus.

The zoo is encouraging kids and adults to write letters to zoo animals. Zoo spokeswoman, Joey Powell, says as many letters as possible will be shared with the animal recipient through Facebook videos.

She encourages kids to write and ask questions, share something they’ve learned after researching an animal or just share what’s on their mind.  The goal, she says, is “to provide something fun, educational and interactive while we are going through this difficult time.”

A list of animals can be found at dickersonparkzoo.org.  Letters should be e-mailed to jpowell@dickersonparkzoo.org.

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Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.