Red River Zoo

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…

Red River Zoo Welcomes Two Sister Eurasian Lynx

Eurasian Lynx have been on the zoo's collection plan since it opened

FARGO, N.D.–The Red River Zoo is adding two sister Eurasian Lynx to its group of cold-weather animals. Jillian and Mirka are the two lynx making the zoo’s new exhibit their home. Eurasian Lynx have been on the zoo’s collection plan since it opened. The zoo started fundraising a little over a year ago and broke ground on exhibit construction last…

Red River Zoo Offers “Zoocation” for Kids Despite Heavy Snow Amounts

A zoo staff member says the zoo is working to keep the paths and exhibits safe for its visitors and animals

FARGO, N.D. – The Red River Zoo is adding an educational aspect to spring break for kids with a day at the zoo. Despite the piles of snow spread throughout the entire zoo, zoo staff members are making spring break fun by teaching kids about being a zookeeper. Kids spent the day learning about the healthcare, training, and science behind…

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…

Red River Zoo Looking for Volunteers to Shovel Snow

Zoo leaders say they are running out of space to put the excess snow

FARGO, N.D. — Red River Zoo is looking for volunteers to help shovel and remove snow from the exhibits. The zoo would like anyone at least 18 years old and over to come and do some shoveling. So far, Sally Jacobson, the Executive Director of the Red River Zoo, says 15 people are taking part in the Shovel Fest. She says…

Red River Zoo Has Kids Learning Even on Their Day Off from School

The zoo's "Zoocation" offers crafts, tours, carousel rides, and visits with the animals

FARGO, N.D. – Kids are using their day off from school as a chance to learn more about animals and their environments at the Red River Zoo. Zoocation offers crafts, tours, carousel rides, and visits with the animals. Zoo educators are spending President’s Day teaching kids about predators and their prey. Parents started dropping off their kids for their Zoocation…

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…

Woman Raises Funds to Repair Mosaic at Red River Zoo

The new mural is expected to be completed in two years

FARGO, N.D. — If you’ve been to the Red River Zoo, you might remember seeing a mosaic of different animals. The mural is being repaired but money is still needed to fix it. Magda Szeitz was tasked with creating a mural for the zoo six years ago highlighting specific animals and their native habitats. “The mosaic was a beautiful piece we…

Subzero Temperatures Do Little to Stifle Some Zoo Animals

The animals can roam free but their shelter areas are heated

FARGO, N.D. — The cold temperatures did not stop some animals from having some fun in the sun. Even though the Red River Zoo is closed, cold–climate creatures are thriving outside while the staff is covered from head–to–toe. Wolves, camels, and deer are just some of the animals who aren’t too worried about the cold. While the animals are having a…