Red River Zoo of Fargo Moorhead
4255 23rd Ave S
Fargo, ND 58104
For educational program information, call 701-277-9240 x309.
For information on birthday parties and rentals, call 701-277-9240 x310.
For information about making a donation to the Zoo, call 701-277-9240 x311.
For information about requesting a donation from the Zoo, click here.
History, Mission and Vision
Several individuals dedicated to building a state-of-the-art zoological attraction for Fargo/Moorhead and the surrounding communities formed the Red River Zoological Society in 1993. Construction of the Red River Zoo has been funded exclusively through philanthropic gifts of cash and in-kind services and materials from local individuals, families, corporations and foundations. The Red River Zoo celebrated its grand opening in the spring of 1999 and is operated solely through earned revenue, memberships and donations. The zoo is open to the general public for the fair weather months of May through September annually.
The Red River Zoo is located in southwest Fargo, North Dakota on thirty-three acres of land, formerly the George Anderson Family Red River Ranch. The initial site included only seven trees and a few old farm buildings. Several buildings were either modified to fit the needs of the new zoo or simply destroyed due to public safety concerns. The featureless land has since been transformed into areas of beautifully landscaped exhibits, rolling hills and a series of five ponds connected by flowing streams. Over five hundred trees and shrubs have been planted to create the illusion of wilderness amongst the cityscape of Fargo.
Classes are over. Check back next winter!
How do animals keep warm in the wild and at the zoo? What physical and behavioral changes do they undergo to survive the winter? Come interact and learn about two different animals each day!
Attend one, two, three or all four days!
Saturday, January 5: Dressed with Fur or Scales? Camels, Snakes & Turtles
Saturday, January 12: Wolves & Fox
Saturday, January 19: Forests versus deserts! Red pandas, Birds & lizards
Saturday, January 26: Horns and Fur! Takin, Sakis & Goats
Time: 1-3 pm each day
Fees: $15/day for RRZ members, $20/day for non-members
Please register in advance, space is limited!