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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…

Red River Zoo Calling all Pokemon Go Trainers for Game’s New Updates

They have two gymnasiums and seven different Pokestops for people to rack up points

FARGO, N.D. — For all you Pokemon Go players out there, Red River Zoo is luring in all trainers with the games latest updates! Exciting changes to the game are attracting fans to once again ‘catch–em–all’. The zoo hosted a Pokemon Go Social where lures were set up at various Pokestops between 1 and 4:30 pm and people won prices…

Go Behind the Scenes at Wahpeton’s Chahinkapa Zoo

The Chahinkapa Zoo Offers Personalized Tours For Any Occasion

WAHPETON, ND — If you’ve always wanted to get up close and personal with exotic animals now is your chance. The Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton is taking you behind the scenes. You can take a personalized tour where you can do things such as feed lemurs, kangaroos, calves, or spend time with Tal the orangutan. Zoo staff says they can…

LIVE: The Chahinkapa Zoo

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Learns How You Can Go Behind The Scenes At The Zoo

KVRR’s Jackie Kelly talks with the Chahinkapa Zoo’s Director, Kathy Diekman, about how you can get a behind the scenes look at the zoo. For more information click here. Categories: Morning – Features, Morning – In The Community Tags: animals, behind the scenes, chahinkapa zoo, zoo

Boo at the Zoo Breaks Attendance Records

Over 6,000 people attended the annual Halloween event

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Zoo broke records when more than 6,000 people dressed up for their annual trick-or-treating event. Every single staff member comes together every year to put on Boo at the Zoo.  It offers kids a fun and safe early Halloween celebration.  It wasn’t just kids who got candy though. Even the animals got some special treats. …

Hello, Ska! Chahinkapa Zoo Acquires White Bison

Ska is named for the Native American word for white

  WAHPETON, ND — The Chahinkapa Zoo has acquired a white bison from a ranch in Selfridge. The yearling has been named “Ska” and weighs between 600 and 700 pounds. Ska is named for the Native American word for white. The animal is considered spiritually significant in several Native American religions. The zoo curator says Ska is unique because he’s…

New African Exhibit at the Chahinkapa Zoo

Zoo Goers can see Zebras and the Zoo Vet in the new African Exhibit

WAHPETON, ND — The new African exhibit at the Chahinkapa Zoo offers zoo goers a different experience. The exhibit that opened in June allows people to see the zebras not only outdoors through a fence, but also inside where they sleep and eat. Three zebras occupy the exhibit now, but honey badgers are expected to be in there by the…

LIVE: Chahinkapa Zoo

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Takes a Look Inside the New African Exhibit at the Zoo

KVRR’s Jackie Kelly talks with the Chahinkapa Zoo’s lead zookeeper, Addy Paul, about the zebras in the new exhibit. Categories: Morning – Features, Morning – In The Community Tags: African Exhibit, chahinkapa zoo, zebra, zoo

Kids Learn Where Food Comes From While Visiting Red River Zoo

The Red River Zoo partnered up with farmers and scientists from the Valley to answer those questions at their first ever Agriculture Adventure Day

FARGO, N.D. — Kids know we can buy all sorts of food from the grocery store, but might not know how and where it comes from. “You don’t understand the complexities and science that goes involved in growing our food,” said Sally Jacobson, the Executive Director at the Red River Zoo. The Red River Zoo partnered up with farmers and…