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…

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…