Red River Zoo

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…

Community Supports Local Woman’s Battle With Cancer

Dr. Kate Schulz was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma

FARGO, N.D. — Dozens of people across the Fargo–Moorhead area are coming together to support a local family through a silent auction. Dr. Kate Schulz of Prairie Winds Veterinary Center in Fargo lost her son in April due to pregnancy complications. A few months after, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Now, coworkers, family, friends and even strangers are at…

LIVE: Coming Together As A Community Through Art At ChalkFest

Grab Your Chalk And Head To The Red River Zoo Saturday, October 5th

  Have you ever wanted to impress a wolf or a camel with your beautiful artwork? You can help turn the Red River Zoo into a mosaic of colorful art this weekend. The annual ChalkFest celebration is this Saturday, October 5th. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., admission is free. The zoo will provide chalk for you to decorate pretty…

Making a Splash at the Red River Zoo

The Red River Zoo hosts Dunk Tank Fundraiser

FARGO, N.D. — A fundraiser at the zoo makes a big splash. The Red River Zoo in Fargo recruited volunteers to take the plunge in the dunk tank. KVRR’s own Molly Fontaine who works behind the scenes even got in on the action. Nearly a dozen volunteers raised money before the big event. Kids at the zoo got to take…

Red River Zoo Teaches Kids About Environmentalism

1st and 2nd graders are learning what it takes to be a park ranger

FARGO, N.D. — A group of 20 kids are seeing if they have what it takes to be park rangers at the Red River Zoo. Explorer Camp, an all–day event for 7 to 9 year-olds, teaches kids about environmentalism and how to care for animals and national and state parks. Kids spend all day reading books and making crafts. They’re…

Red River Zoo Gets You Moving Early with Sneakers and Sunrise Series

Each Wednesday morning people ages 50 and over are encouraged to take an early morning stroll at the zoo

FARGO, N.D.– Make your morning cup of joe a cup to-go while walking on the wild side at the Red River Zoo. Each Wednesday morning from 7 to 9 people ages 50 and over are encouraged to take an early morning stroll through the zoo’s exhibits with its Sneakers and Sunrise series. The zoo says both dusk and dawn are…

UPDATE: Missing Red Panda Found at Red River Zoo

Red Panda Discovered Missing Thursday Morning

    UPDATE: The zoo says Sheffield is now back safe in his enclosure. The zoo is thanking its staff and the community for help and support during the search. FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Zoo wants people to be on the lookout for one of its animals. Earlier this morning, a zookeeper noticed Sheffield, the Red Panda, missing…