What kind of animals do you have?

The Red River Zoo focuses on animals native to areas with similar climates. Our collection includes animals from northern Asia and northern North America, including Chinese red pandas and gray wolves. We also have a variety of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates from around the world. Also, an indoor exhibit includes armadillos, saki, and sloth from South America.

How much does parking cost?

Parking is free for all Zoo guests.

Can I take pictures at the Zoo?

We encourage guests to take photos at during the Zoo visit. As a not-for-profit organization, commercial use of photos taken at our facility is strictly prohibited, unless given express, written permission. There are no restrictions other than please be courteous to other guests who may wish to get a close look as well. And please remember, do not harass the animals in order to get their attention.

May I bring my pet to the Zoo?

Unfortunately, no. The Zoo is considered a quarantine facility in order to protect the health of the animal collection. The only animals allowed inside the Zoo are working animals, in accordance with AZA regulations.

Zoo Rules

  • Respect the animals by not chasing, harassing, yelling, or tapping on exhibit glass.
  • No food or drink may be brought into the zoo unless the carousel pavilion has been reserved for a lunch break. Cost for reserving the pavilion is available upon request.
  • Chaperones must remain with students at all times.
  • Do not throw objects, including food, into exhibits.
  • Visitors must remain on the pathways and off the grass for safety of visitors and animals.
  • Do not feed the animals anything other than animal feed from coin feeders. Animal feed for the domestic animals and ducks is available for $.25 (quarters only).
  • No pets are allowed on Zoo grounds.
  • No smoking on Zoo grounds.