Red River Zoo

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…

Fargo Lions Club Celebrates Season of Giving with Donation to the Red River Zoo

The club is donating $5,000 to be used for new playground equipment for children who visit the zoo

FARGO, N.D. – The Red River Zoo is receiving an extra special gift from the Fargo Lions Club this holiday season. The Fargo Lions Club is donating $5,000 to be used for new playground equipment for children who visit the zoo. This donation goes along with the club’s goal of giving back to the children of the Fargo-Moorhead area. The equipment…

Red River Zoo Brings Community Together Through Holiday Nights

This event offers activities like free carousel rides, campfires, and strolling through twinkling lit paths

FARGO, N.D. – The Red River Zoo is getting festive this holiday season with its second year of Holiday Nights. Holiday Nights brings people in the community together to enjoy wildlife and celebrate the holiday season accordingly. Some of the activities include free carousel rides, campfires on the patio, and strolling through the twinkling lit paths of the zoo. Holiday…

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,…