Red River Zoo

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…

What Mother’s Day Means to Moms

the Red River Zoo offered free admission for moms and grandmas

FARGO, N.D. — Finding out you’re going to be a mother for the first time doesn’t always come easy. “I was really scared but I was excited. I kind of just had a feeling I wanted to be a mom my whole life. So it was really exciting. I was nervous when I found out I was going to have two,…

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…