Red River Zoo

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…

Red River Zoo celebrates Mother’s Day all weekend long

The zoo is celebrating all moms, including its animals

FARGO, N.D. — Moms have been receiving free admission at the Red River Zoo since Friday. The zoo is celebrating all mothers, including its animals. A baby camel and baby lambs recently became part of the zoo family. Those visiting are still expected to follow safety guidelines, including staying 6 feet away from other visitors. Although chilly weather accounted for a…

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…

Red River Zoo Implements New Social Distancing Guides

The zoo opens Saturday, May 2nd.

FARGO, N.D. – The Red River Zoo showed us some of the safety improvements they’ve been making to prepare for their reopening this Saturday. The zoo says that the entire zoo will be covered with red paw prints spaced out exactly 6 feet apart to help maintain social distancing rules. They will also display banners to remind people to maintain…

Red River Zoo to Reopen May 2nd

The Zoo's hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

FARGO, N.D.–The Red River Zoo plans to reopen to the public on Saturday, May 2 in conjunction with Gov. Burgum’s ND Smart Restart initiative. The Zoo’s hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Some of the Zoo’s buildings, such as the Carousel Pavilion, will not be open. Guests are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing. Categories:…

Red River Zoo closes to the public amid coronavirus pandemic

The zoo is trying to care for its animal without any ticket revenue

FARGO, N.D. — On a typical warm day like this one, Sally Jacobson says the Red River Zoo would be packed. But instead of kids and families roaming about, the only movement now is the few staff members left taking care of the animals. “We can’t just close the doors and have everyone stay home. We have rare animals that…

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…

Red River Zoo prepares animals for Winter

Most of the animals at the Zoo are from cold climate environments.

FARGO, N.D – One of the animals making the transition into winter at the Red River Zoo is the wolves. Although they are colder climate species, they will be experiencing some changes. The wolves will be having some increase to their diet that meets their nutritional needs. Dry areas will be added throughout the exhibit as well so that they…