Red River Zoo

Red River Zoo Teaches Conservation Through Bald Eagle

FARGO, N.D. – The Red River Zoo is continuing its conservation efforts by giving visitors the chance to learn about bald eagles. Leuca was rescued from the wild and brought to the Red River Zoo in 2006. His presence at the zoo is to teach visitors about the conservation story of bald eagles. “Leuca was found in the area. He…

Red River Zoo Trains Camels for Veterinary Procedures

Zoo staff work with these intelligent animals during training sessions and close supervision

FARGO– The Red River Zoo is home to four Bactrian Camels who are not lacking in the personality category. “They’re absolutely magnificent animals and great fun to work with,” Red River Zoo veterinarian Dr. Tom Colville said. Zoo staff work with these intelligent animals during training sessions and close supervision. “They’re learning all of the time,” Dr. Colville said. “They’re always…

Red River Zoo Remembers its Animals with Day of the Dead Offering

The offering is an example of the zoo's efforts to showcase other holidays in other cultures

FARGO– The Red River Zoo is remembering its animals that have passed away with a Day of the Dead Ofrenda. The Ofrenda, otherwise known as an offering,  is an example of the zoo’s efforts to showcase other holidays in other cultures. Zoo staff set out pictures of two deceased Red River Zoo animals, a Chinese Red Panda and a Takin,…

Red River Zoo Opens its Doors to Kids Celebrating Halloween Early

"Boo at the Zoo" allows kids to trick-or-treat while seeing zoo animals

FARGO, N.D. — With Halloween just under two weeks away, kids got into the Halloween spirit at the Red River Zoo. At the annual “Boo at the Zoo”, kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes while also getting some treats from volunteers from 40 different organizations. Even though the temperatures are a little colder, the zoo’s executive director says hosting a…

Red River Zoo Hosts 3rd Annual Zoo Brew

This 21 and over event features live music and beer samples from nine different local vendors

FARGO– The Red River Zoo is gearing up for its 3rd annual Zoo Brew. This 21 and over event features live music and beer samples from nine different vendors. Guests can sip on their beer as they walk through the zoo and enjoy the animals. All proceeds from the event are used to support the zoo throughout the cold winter months….

Red River Zoo Provides Geriatric Animals with Quality Care

Zoo staff monitor blood, body fluids, and watch for any changes in the animals

FARGO– Red River Zoo staff do their best to provide their geriatric animals with proper care. Shelley, a 36–year–old box turtle, is the Red River Zoo’s oldest resident. “Domestic animals are living longer,” Red River Zoo attending veterinarian Tom Colville said. “Dogs, cats, they’re living longer than they used to. So, geriatric medicine has become just a feature of everyday…

Red River Zoo Practices Positive Reinforcement When Training its Otters

The majority of the zoo's training helps with veterinarian procedures

FARGO– The Red River Zoo takes pride in educating its visitors on the wide variety of animals available to see, including its North American River Otters. “They are not a threatened or endangered animal but they give us many opportunities to talk to people about the role that otters may play in an ecosystem,” Red River Zoo executive director Sally…

Red River Zoo Is Home To Endangered Black-footed Ferrets

The ferrets are on permanent loan as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Black-footed Ferret Recovery Program.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, ND –The Red River Zoo is now home to two black-footed ferrets. The ferrets are on permanent loan as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Black-footed Ferret Recovery Program. A member of the weasel family, the black-footed ferret is one of the most endangered animals in North America. It was thought to be extinct…