Red River Zoo

Red River Zoo’s new exhibit to feature North American wildlife

"You're going to be able to see bison, pronghorn antelope, sand hill cranes as well as a new prairie dog exhibit."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — If you’re looking to encounter North Dakota wildlife you may not have to go very far. The Red River Zoo’s four acre expansion project “Scheels Pride of the Prairie” is under construction. The exhibit will feature an ecosystem of plants and animals that are native to North America. “This exhibit is going to be absolutely fantastic….

Red River Zoo welcomes baby camel

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Red River Zoo is welcoming a new baby camel to the grounds. The newborn Bactrian Camel is a girl and was born on June 7th. While the zoo has not yet named the calf, they are asking visitors to vote for their favorite of three names. Those are; “Sarnai” which means rose, “Khulan” meaning Wild horse…

Red River Zoo adds alpacas

The Zoo's partnership with Ten Seven Acres will allow people to receive an enhanced animal learning experience.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Red River Zoo is adding a new exhibit to this year’s Children’s Zoo Farm. In partnership with Ten Seven Acres, the zoo is welcoming three new alpacas that will remain on exhibit through the fall. Children and families will get an enhanced learning experience by getting up close and personal with the South American mammals….

LIVE: Country Stars Team Up For Concert To Help Zoos, Including Red River Zoo

All Together for Animals benefit concert streams Wednesday night

  Some of country music’s biggest artists are helping raise money for zoos across the world hit hard during the pandemic, including the Red River Zoo here in Fargo. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is streaming the All Together for Animals benefit concert Wednesday night starting at 7:00 featuring artists like Brad Paisley, Wynonna Judd and more. If you…

Social Distancing: Checking Out Local Wildlife

Winter Wildlife Excursion Explores Variety Of Wildlife Close To Home

  You have the chance to explore the rich tapestry of wildlife right in the middle of town. The Red River Zoo and Nature of the North are teaming up today for a winter wildlife excursion by the Hjemkomst Center. A zoologist will guide nature fans looking for wildlife, their tracks, and other signs of the rich ecosystem here in…

Red River Zoo welcomes new red panda

Zoo's Red Panda Breeding Program Is Known Around The World

  FARGO (KVRR) – It’s perhaps the animal the Red River Zoo is best-known for. And they’re enjoying a brand new addition to their herd.. A new Red Panda arrived at the zoo last week. His name is Bo. He’s the sixth Red Panda now at the Red River Zoo. He’s settling in right now, not on exhibit. The plan…

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…