animals

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…

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…