The Red River Zoo reopened on Saturday, May 2nd.

Our daily operating hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

We make this decision in conjunction with Governor Doug Burgum’s ND Smart Restart initiative.

For the safety of our guests, staff, and animal collection, our processes will exceed governmental guidelines for reopening.

We have put into place social distancing guidelines throughout the Zoo.

Guests are encouraged to wear face masks and stay at least six feet apart from other groups.

We are happy to provide 32 acres of beautiful outdoor space for community members seeking respite during what has been a very trying time for our community. 


Please consider supporting the Zoo during this crisis via our Emergency Fund at


Meet Our Animals

The Red River Zoo features exotic and native animals from areas around the world with similar climates to the Red River Valley. We specialize in the care and breeding of some of the world rarest cold climate species.





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