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Boo at the Zoo provides a way for families to enjoy Halloween amid COVID-19

The next dates for Boo at the Zoo are October 24 and 31

FARGO, N.D. — With COVID-19 cases on the rise in the metro, the Red River Zoo is trying to provide a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween. Halloween is a favorite for many, especially kids. Boo at the Zoo is an opportunity for families to be able to celebrate Halloween one way or another, especially during these times. “I…

Minnesota Zoo serves as a getaway destination to help people connect to the outdoors

Virtual resources available to bring outdoor learning into your home

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. – With autumn around for only a little while longer, the Minnesota Zoo in the Twin Cities is the perfect place to escape for a short weekend getaway. Its beautiful fall foliage line the park’s pathways and trails for beautiful outdoor scenery, but most importantly the animals are plentiful. “So, the Minnesota Zoo is a really unique…

Red River Zoo Reopens Its Doors

The zoo is operating everyday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FARGO, N.D.- “I was really excited because I love coming to the zoo,” says Maggie Blair, who’s visiting the Red River Zoo. Many families in the Fargo-Moorhead area wasted no time to get out as more businesses started to reopen their doors to the public. “We thought it would be a great idea to just come out and everybody was…

Animal Health Experts Say Low To No Risk Of Spreading Coronavirus To Pets

Experts, however, recommend not potentially exposing animals to the virus

FARGO, N.D. — Animal Experts in the valley are saying there is a low to no risk of the coronavirus spreading to your pets. Experts say according to the recent data from the CDC, that pets will not be negatively harmed by the virus or will spread. However experts recommend not potentially exposing animals to the virus. It’s also recommended…

Red River Zoo Hosts Zoo Year’s Eve For Kids and Families

Kids and families were able to do a countdown every hour.

FARGO, N.D.-  Zoo Year’s Eve is making sure kids get the New Years experience without going past their bedtime. “The zoo is our big chance to celebrate the new year with all our friends. And, so we have on every hour on the hour we have a countdown for the New Year for the kids . We have animal encounters…

Tips to Keep Pets Safe During Fourth of July Fireworks

It's best to keep them inside in an escape-proof room

FARGO, N.D. –You might be enjoying the celebrations tomorrow night, but the Fourth of July fireworks can be a very stressful time for your furry loved ones. To keep pets from running away because of fireworks, Homeward Animal Shelter says it’s best to keep them inside in an escape-proof room. You can also turn on music to calm them down….

Step Aside Easter Bunny: All Animals Celebrate at Red River Zoo

Animals and kids got treats for the holiday

  FARGO, N.D. — This Easter, the bunny can step aside. “They have polar bears, ostriches, armadillos and monkeys,” said 7-year-old Daxton Buckle. “A turtle. I like the otters and the wolves,” said 8-years-old Elena and 7-year-old Eli Medina. “I think I like the cats. I like that some of them are soft,” said 5-year-old Madeline Anglin. It’s all about…

Thousands of Swans Show Up in Flooded Field Along I-29 Near Argusville

Experts say it's part of the natural cycle for species

SOUTH OF ARGUSVILLE, N.D. — It’s something you don’t normally see along I–29: thousands of swans in a flooded field. “You never see more than one or two swans ever in a group, and there’s several thousand there and it’s just an amazing once-in-a-lifetime type of deal,” Jim Bergquist, who sees the swans on his daily commute, said. Experts say seeing…

Red River Zoo Calls in Reinforcements to Help With Snow in First Ever Shovelfest

Zoo staff have been shoveling 24/7 this winter

  FARGO, N.D. — Sometimes there’s too much snow for the Red River Zoo to handle. “It’s just almost backbreaking. Removing snow from the animal exhibits as well as along the pathways. The morale goes down because it seems endless,” said Sally Jacobson, executive director of the zoo. Meaning it’s time to phone a friend or in this case, over 40…