Red River Zoo

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…

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…