Red River Zoo

LIVE: Sloth, Macaw, Ferret Square Off In Mayoral Race At Red River Zoo

Each Animal Brings A Different Expertise To The Office

  Here’s an election that people are happy to be talking about. The Red River Zoo is holding an election for mayor. The candidates are Goober the Blue and Gold Macaw, Coco Peru the Black-Footed Ferret and Milo the Two-Toed Sloth. Milo is leading the polls so far. The Zoo is using the election as a fundraiser heading into the…

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…

The Arts Partnership brings chalk art to Red River Zoo visitors

FARGO, N.D.– The Arts Partnership hosted its annual ChalkFest at the Red River zoo. Visitors at the zoo were greeted by local artists and their sidewalk drawings. The zoo also hosted several musicians as part of their collaboration with The Arts Partnership. The zoo says they host this event to encourage the community to support local art and local conservation….

Red River Zoo Teaches Kids Importance Of Farming At Agricultural Adventure Day

This Is The 4th Agricultural Adventure Day For The Zoo

FARGO, N.D. — At the Red River Zoo, families are learning about the agricultural industry and how crops grown around the state are used for multiple things. “These crops that are grown like the field corn here is actually used for ethanol. To find out the alternative use for these crops besides food is really important, so they see what…

LIVE: Swift Welcome For Red River Zoo’s Newest Additions

Zoo Welcomed Three Female Swift Foxes This Week

It was a swift turnaround getting the Red River Zoo’s newest additions on display. Three Swift Foxes only arrived Monday night, but you can already enjoy their antics in their new home. You used to be able to find them in the wild here in our area, but now they’re only occasionally seen wild in the southwestern part of North…

Three Swift Fox arrive at Red River Zoo

FARGO, N.D.–The Red River Zoo has announced the arrival of three Swift Fox. According to the Zoo, Swift Fox once lived on all of North Dakota’s prairies, but due to population decline, they are now rarely found in the state. In addition to acquiring the foxes, the Zoo was able to expand their space for a future Swift Fox breeding…

Red River Zoo Teaches Junior Zookeepers Leadership Skills

It teaches kids about working with animals and being a leader while offering unique experiences in the outdoors.

FARGO, N.D. – Middle school students are getting to learn all about zookeeping as part of the Red River Zoo’s Junior Zookeeper Leadership program. It teaches kids about working with animals and being a leader while offering unique experiences in the outdoors. The zoo had to bring in more staff to help spread students out due to COVID-19. Students get…

Red River Zoo celebrates Father’s Day with free admission for dads

Free Father's Day admission has been a tradition at the zoo for years

FARGO, N.D. — “We usually fly a kite if it’s windy enough. We have lots of sleepovers and go camping.” That’s how 9-year-old Caelin Motherway usually spends time with her dad, or best friend, as she calls him. But on Father’s Day, a trip to the Red River Zoo was the way to go. “Dad ordered us tickets last night…

Red River Zoo offers free admission to healthcare workers and first responders

FARGO, N.D.–Healthcare workers and first responders will receive free admission to the Red River Zoo from June 22 through June 30. Free admission for all healthcare workers and first responders has been sponsored by Rick Electric, Inc and the Dakotas Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. Rick Electric and the NECA want to recognize the dedication and hard work…

Red River Zoo Announces Birth of 5 Pallas’ Cat Kittens

The kittens were born on April 17.

FARGO, N.D.–The Red River Zoo announces the birth of five Pallas’ Cat kittens, the fourth litter born at the Zoo. The kittens were born on April 17 to two of the Zoo’s cats, Eva and Yeshi. The Red River Zoo is home to four adult Pallas’ Cats, Subitai and Yeshi, both males, and Eva and Elvira, both females. This is…