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Red River Zoo Implements New Social Distancing Guides

The zoo opens Saturday, May 2nd.

FARGO, N.D. – The Red River Zoo showed us some of the safety improvements they’ve been making to prepare for their reopening this Saturday. The zoo says that the entire zoo will be covered with red paw prints spaced out exactly 6 feet apart to help maintain social distancing rules. They will also display banners to remind people to maintain…

Woman Pleads Guilty to Trespass After Dakota Zoo Selfie

Ashlee Brown was fined $300 after Monday's guilty plea and will be on unsupervised probation for nearly a year.

BISMARCK, N.D.–An 18-year-old Mandan woman has pleaded guilty to trespassing after authorities say she jumped a guard rail at Bismarck’s Dakota Zoo in July and approached a primate cage to take a selfie. Ashlee Brown was fined $300 after Monday’s guilty plea and will be on unsupervised probation for nearly a year. She can keep the incident off her record…

Mapleton Man Helps Amish Teen Adjust to New Life

25-year-old John Shrock picked up Jay Miller in the beginning of July after he left Wisconsin Amish community

MAPLETON, N.D. — We spend our entire lives forming relationships, but it was when John Shrock turned 17 that his came to a standstill. “I lost everyone, all my friends, all my relationships just cut off in one day,” Shrock said. That’s when Shrock left an Amish community in Wisconsin. He says his mother even reached out to him saying…

Red River Zoo Gets You Moving Early with Sneakers and Sunrise Series

Each Wednesday morning people ages 50 and over are encouraged to take an early morning stroll at the zoo

FARGO, N.D.– Make your morning cup of joe a cup to-go while walking on the wild side at the Red River Zoo. Each Wednesday morning from 7 to 9 people ages 50 and over are encouraged to take an early morning stroll through the zoo’s exhibits with its Sneakers and Sunrise series. The zoo says both dusk and dawn are…

UPDATE: Missing Red Panda Found at Red River Zoo

Red Panda Discovered Missing Thursday Morning

    UPDATE: The zoo says Sheffield is now back safe in his enclosure. The zoo is thanking its staff and the community for help and support during the search. FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Zoo wants people to be on the lookout for one of its animals. Earlier this morning, a zookeeper noticed Sheffield, the Red Panda, missing…

Red River Zoo Holds Party for the Planet to Kick Celebrate Spring and Earth Week

People can see the latest exhibit of Eurasian lynx

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a Party for the Planet at the Red River Zoo, where families can celebrate spring and Earth Week. Zoos across the county celebrate Party for the Planet, and the Red River Zoo has been doing it for several years. Local organizations have activities for kids where they can learn how to be more Earth–friendly. People can see…

Red River Zoo Welcomes Two Black-Footed Ferrets

They are considered one of the most endangered animals in North America

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Zoo is now the home to two new critters. Two black–footed ferrets are on permanent loan as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Recovery Program. They are considered one of the most endangered animals in North America. They were actually thought to be extinct in the 1980’s until captive breeding and reintroduction programs brought…

People Get Their Creative Juices Flowing at Annual ChalkFest

The event is designed for people of all ages

FARGO, N.D. — The ChalkFest at the Red River Zoo gives people a chance to enjoy the day and let their creative juices flow. “It’s just a great place to connect to the community. Everyone walking by with their kids and just the enjoyment of all the colors, how could you say no,” Molly Rudenick, an attendee, said. People of…

Red River Zoo Builds New Home for their Porcupines

Within the past two weeks, the porcupine exhibit has gradually moved into a different area of the zoo

FARGO, N.D.–Porcupines at the Red River Zoo have a brand new home! Within the past two weeks, the porcupine exhibit has gradually moved into a different area of the zoo. Staff say the new area is better suited for the animal’s needs. The space is three times the size of the old one and features living grass, trees, and movable…

AAA Hosts “Safety Safari” at Red River Zoo

Law enforcement and first responders where there to answer questions

FARGO, N.D. — AAA hosted a “Safety Safari” event at the Red River Zoo where kids and parents go to learn about how to avoid accidental injuries. Kids got to see animals, meet police officers, and ride the carousel, all for free. Local law enforcement and first responders were there to teach kids about their vehicles. There was even a rollover…