Red River Zoo

Red River Zoo Pairs Up With Local Breweries for Zoo Brew 2017

Zoo Brew 2017 Aims to Raise Funds to Help Sustain Operations at the Zoo

FARGO, ND — If you love beer and animals, Zoo Brew 2017 is an event you don’t want to miss. Thursday, July 27th at 7 p.m., the Red River Zoo will be hosting seven different local breweries in efforts to raise money for the zoo. A ticket can get you beer samples, there will be animal encounters such as feeding the…

The Red River Zoo Welcomes Five Rare Kittens

The Pallas kittens aren't quite ready to meet the public yet

FARGO, ND — The Red River Zoo welcomes 5 new friends. Five Pallas kittens born on April 20th are already stealing the hearts of zoo–goers online. At this point, the kittens are in a nesting box with their mother. We weren’t allowed to bring our camera along to see them just yet because the species is known to have an…

LIVE: Why A Bunny May Not Make A Good Easter Present

Bernie The Bunny Joins Us On KVRR Local News

  Red River Zoo Executive Director Sally Jacobson joins us on KVRR Local News to talk rabbits ahead of Easter. She brings Bernie the bunny, one of the zoo’s three rabbits. Jacobson explains why rabbits might not make the best present for kids on Easter morning. Luckily, the zoo will be open on Easter, and the zoo’s rabbits will be…

Fargo Commissioners Cleaning the Coop of Vague Backyard Chicken Laws

Clucking soon to a neighborhood near you...

FARGO, N.D. — A national movement to grow your own food is ruffling feathers in the FM area. Fargo city commissioners have passed a new ordinance on backyard chickens. Some health officials said the rules were too vague before. “People want to know where the food is coming from,” said Kim Lipetzky, a Fargo public health nutritionist. Urban farmers can have…

Red River Zoo Announces New Addition; Needs Your Help for a Name!

A baby camel was born two weeks ago and is now on exhibit at the zoo

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Zoo has its first adorable addition of the year, just in time for the summer season. A female Bactrian camel calf was born two weeks ago and is now on exhibit. Bactrian camels are a part of an active breeding program. The species is critically endangered due to hunting and loss of habitat. The…

LIVE: The Positive Side Of Snakes With The Red River Zoo

St. Patrick Allegedly Banished Snakes From Ireland. Was That The Best Idea?

One of the legends about St. Peter is that he banished snakes from Ireland. Well, he didn’t banish them from Fargo. Jennifer Jacobson with the Red River Zoo joins us with the lovely Bull Snake, Jessie. She tells us why people shouldn’t be afraid of snakes, and talks about the uses they have in nature and for farmers. Watch to…

FrogWatch USA Training Session at the Red River Zoo

The Red River Zoo is Hosting a Training Session This Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — Did you know that frogs play a very important role in the ecosystem? With them breathing through their skin, they can indicate when there are problems within the environment. “The volunteers are going out and listening for frog calls,” said Bryan Vasquez, the director of conservation and education at the Red River Zoo. “So, we’re having training…

ZOOcation at the Red River Zoo

Kids Spent Their Day Off Learning About Animals at the Zoo

FARGO, N.D. — Many kids in the F-M area decided to spend their day off at the zoo. The Red River Zoo hosted their annual ZOOcation to give parents a place to send their kids on their day off from school. The program offers kids different learning activities, crafts, and a chance to see the animals up close. Today’s focus…

Red River Zoo Hoping Two Pallas Cats Find Love…with Each Other

The Red River Zoo is hoping love is in the air to help this species of cat to survive

FARGO, N.D. — Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and the Red River Zoo has two animals waiting to just fall in love. Sural, a male Pallas cat from Japan was brought to the zoo last fall and a new female Pallas cat has just been introduced for mating. The felines are currently threatened in the wild. Their numbers are dwindling and…

Zoo Year’s Eve Provides Family Fun For the Holiday

The Red River Zoo holds a family-friendly New Year's celebration

FARGO, N.D. The Red River Zoo is helping families celebrate New Year’s Eve, or, as they’re calling it, Zoo Year’s Eve, and there was no shortage of fun. “Last year was our biggest year yet and this year is shaping up to be a big year too,” said Jeremiah Gard with the Red River Zoo. Free carousel rides, activity booths,…