Sally Jacobson

Step Aside Easter Bunny: All Animals Celebrate at Red River Zoo

Animals and kids got treats for the holiday

  FARGO, N.D. — This Easter, the bunny can step aside. “They have polar bears, ostriches, armadillos and monkeys,” said 7-year-old Daxton Buckle. “A turtle. I like the otters and the wolves,” said 8-years-old Elena and 7-year-old Eli Medina. “I think I like the cats. I like that some of them are soft,” said 5-year-old Madeline Anglin. It’s all about…

Red River Zoo Calls in Reinforcements to Help With Snow in First Ever Shovelfest

Zoo staff have been shoveling 24/7 this winter

  FARGO, N.D. — Sometimes there’s too much snow for the Red River Zoo to handle. “It’s just almost backbreaking. Removing snow from the animal exhibits as well as along the pathways. The morale goes down because it seems endless,” said Sally Jacobson, executive director of the zoo. Meaning it’s time to phone a friend or in this case, over 40…

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…

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…

Zoo Brew Cancelled Due To Weather

Executive Director Sally Jacobson said while the Zoo is open rain or shine, Zoo Brew contains a number of moving parts that heavy rain will make difficult.

FARGO, ND — The Red River Valley Zoo has cancelled tonight’s ZOO Brew due to the weather. Executive Director Sally Jacobson said while the Zoo is open rain or shine, Zoo Brew contains a number of moving parts that heavy rain will make difficult. If you purchased tickets for this event you will receive follow up instructions from the Zoo…

Red River Zoo Opens Interactive “Modern Farming” Exhibit

The new play space lets kids learn more about agriculture and farming

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Zoo is opening up a new exhibit to teach kids about the wonders of agriculture. Kids can explore tractors, play with toys and learn fun facts about what crops everyday objects come from. The Red River Zoo partnered with the North Dakota Soybean Council, Corn Utilization Council, and NDSU Extension Soil Health to create the…