Red River Zoo

Celebrating Easter at the Red River Zoo

both kids and all the animals got to partake in the fun

  FARGO, N.D. — It wasn’t just kids celebrating Easter at the Red River Zoo. The animals got to have some fun too. Exhibits throughout the zoo had different Easter eggs filled with treats for the animals. A few also helped their zookeepers pass out some eggs to kids. Some fun activities for the kids included a “Spot the Egg” scavenger…

LIVE: Don’t Banish Snakes on St. Patrick’s Day

Jesse the bull snake joins the KVRR morning show

    Red River Zoo Volunteer Coordinator Alyssa Cahoon and Executive Director Sally Jacobson bring Jesse the bull snake for a visit to KVRR’s morning show. We’re nearing St. Patrick’s Day, and St. Patrick is rumored to have banished the snakes from Ireland. But we tell you what benefits snakes have in our local ecosystem and tell you how to…

Boo at the Zoo Breaks Attendance Records

Over 6,000 people attended the annual Halloween event

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Zoo broke records when more than 6,000 people dressed up for their annual trick-or-treating event. Every single staff member comes together every year to put on Boo at the Zoo.  It offers kids a fun and safe early Halloween celebration.  It wasn’t just kids who got candy though. Even the animals got some special treats. …

A Howling Good Time: Wolf Awareness Week at the Red River Zoo

The Red River Zoo is Hosting Events All Week Long in Honor of Wolf Awareness Week

FARGO, ND — The Red River Zoo is having a howling good time all week as they teach the public about wolves. It is part of Wolf Awareness Week which happens every year in October through the Timber Wolf Alliance. You can stop by and enjoy wolf zookeeper talks, wolf arts and crafts and even wolf bingo. It’s a special…

LIVE: Wolf Awareness Week

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Travels to the Red River Zoo to Learn More About Wolf Awareness Week

KVRR’s Jackie Kelly talks with Alyssa Cahoon who is the Education Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator at the Red River Zoo about Wolf Awareness Week. They even test out their howls!   Categories: Morning – Features, Morning – In The Community Tags: howls, Red River Zoo, Wolf Awareness Week, Wolves

Local Public Establishments Installing Mamava Suites for Breastfeeding Mothers

they are in public places like airports, the fargodome and red river zoo

FARGO, ND —  Bathrooms aren’t the only private places mothers can breastfeed anymore. “We don’t want moms to feel like if they want privacy, that they have to go to the bathroom,” said Jackee Haak, president-elect for the North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition. “Who wants to eat their lunch in the bathroom? Nobody.” It’s all thanks to Mamava suites. They’re pods installed…

Community Turns Out for Solar Eclipse 2017

At both MSUM and the Zoo, viewing glasses were sold out early, but that didn't stop everyone from sharing with one another

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s the phenomenon that hasn’t been seen in the United States for decades. Here in the F-M area, people of all ages had a lot to say about the solar eclipse. There are several solar eclipse viewing parties right here in the F-M area. At MSUM, hundreds of people gathered around, looking at the sun through glasses,…

The Solar Eclipse: Watch Out for the Animal Kingdom

The Solar Eclipse will take place on August 21st

FARGO, N.D. —The highly anticipated solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21st. Certain theories suggest an eclipse can cause major changes in animal behavior. “There’s a lot of historic reports on animals behaving oddly during solar eclipses, especially if they’re in totality,” says Red River Zoo Executive Director, Sally Jacobson. “We’ve heard stories in the past of cows…

The Arts Partnership Brings Annual ChalkFest to Red River Zoo

The annual tradition focuses on teaching the importance of the arts to all ages

FARGO, ND — You probably remember drawing with chalk when you were a kid. Red River Zoo hosted Chalk Fest, an event aimed at teaching kids and parents the importance of art in society. Whether you’re older or younger, it’s never too late to embrace your inner artist. Many did at the Arts Partnerships’ Chalk Fest 2017. “Everyone’s drawn with…

Red River Zoo’s “Zoo Brew 2017” a Success!

Local breweries had some of their newest and most popular beers on tap for people to sample

  FARGO, ND — Lions, tigers, and beers…Oh my! The Red River Zoo is holding its second annual Zoo Brew, giving people the chance to drink some beers while exploring and checking out some animals. Local breweries had some of their newest and most popular beers on tap for people to sample. Visitors could also feed camels and take selfies…