animals

All About Animal Husbandry: NDSU’s Little International Livestock Show is Back

Organizers say they want to show the community what farmers and ranchers do every day

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a tradition that’s been happening for almost one hundred years… the Little International Livestock Show is back at NDSU. Agriculture plays a big role in your life even if you don’t think it does. “If you eat, you wear clothes, you have to thank a farmer. They do so much for people in the world and I…

Red River Zoo Working Hard to Keep Spaces Clear of Snow for Animals

it's to help them get some air which adds to their overall quality of life

FARGO, N.D. — Red River Zoo puts on its own mini newscast to show community members how they’re trying to keep the animals safe in these elements. While most of the animals were inside for the day, zookeepers have been shoveling around the clock to make sure they all are still able to get some fresh air every couple hours. Zookeepers…

Red River Zoo Welcomes Two Black-Footed Ferrets

They are considered one of the most endangered animals in North America

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Zoo is now the home to two new critters. Two black–footed ferrets are on permanent loan as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Recovery Program. They are considered one of the most endangered animals in North America. They were actually thought to be extinct in the 1980’s until captive breeding and reintroduction programs brought…

No Animals Will Be Sacrificed During “Super Eid” At U.S. Bank Stadium

The Islamic holy day known as the "festival of the sacrifice" celebrates the prophet Abraham

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Muslims across the Twin Cities are celebrating one of their biggest holidays: the prayer service known as Eid. Dozens of Islamic centers have joined together to hold prayers at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. They are calling it “Super Eid” and more than 20,000 people are expected to attend. The Islamic holy day known as the “festival…

Kilstone Brewing Holds “Pups on the Patio” Fundraiser

They had a costume contest for dogs

FARGO, N.D. — Kilstone  Brewing teamed up with “4 Luv of Dog Rescue” to raise awareness about rescuing animals in need. They had a puppy photo booth, along with a costume contest for dogs. There were free samples of homemade dog treats. Every person who registered got a free beer. “There are far too many dogs and cats out there that…

Homeward Animal Shelter Holds Pet Adoption Event

They say they have many more cats than dogs

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s never a bad time to have a furry friend in your life, and Homeward Animal Shelter needs your help to give pets a loving home. Homeward held a pet adoption event at Hornbacher’s in Moorhead to teach people what they need to know about the adoption process. They usually have around 10 dogs available, along with dozens…

Clay County Fair Kicks Off in Barnesville

Many people have been coming year after year

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — The Clay County Fair kicked off today, and it’s a well –loved tradition by many in the area. Paul and Shellee Hansen, owners of Hansen’s Festival Concessions, have been involved with the fair for about 20 years, and they say many of the vendors are actually related to each other. “I get to see the same people year after…

Red River Valley Fair Keeping Animals Cool Despite Sweltering Heat

Animals have access to fans and fresh water everyday

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Animals at the Red River Valley Fair stay cool, calm, and collected even as the temperatures start to rise. At the fair, the livestock is kept cool on a daily basis by high–powered fans and fresh water. In the Bunny Barn, frozen bottles of water are thawed out, and the bunnies are kept on cooled granite pads…

Keeping Pets Safe During Fourth of July Fireworks

Pets can get scared from the sound of fireworks

FARGO, N.D. — Pets can get scared from the sound of fireworks during Fourth of July celebrations. It’s best to keep them inside in an escape–proof room so they don’t run away. You can use soothing music to try to drown out the noise from fireworks. Thunder shirts can also calm animals down. If you do go out with your pet,…

Local Artist Puts Spotlight on Red River Zoo Animals in New Exhibit

Some of the portraits will be made into a book exclusively sold at the zoo

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — An artist from Hawley is turning animals at the Red River Zoo into local celebrities. In 2015, Mark Elton wanted to do something special for his nephew before he was born. So he created an animal alphabet book. “Those pieces came across the desk of the right people which then invited me to come have a show…