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** Due to overwhelming interest in the 'Pinta' and the 'Nina,' the Captain of the ships has decided to extend their stay in Cape Girardeau. Originally scheduled to open for tours Friday, September 29 and stay until Monday, October 2, the sailing museums will now be docked at Riverfront Park in Cape Girardeau through Sunday, October 8, adding six full days of tours. Ships will be open for tours from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. September 29 - October 8.**

Local Wildlife Prepares For Harsh Winter

Nov 21, 2014
Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

The recent cold snap in Missouri not only came as a shock to the human inhabitants, but the animals as well, according to an expert at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. Naturalist Michelle Randecker explained the local wildlife needs time to prepare for the season.

“It’s amazing how quickly we had this cold weather come upon us,” she said.

As it grows colder, animals will need a shelter to keep them warm, food becomes scarce and their water supply freezes over.