Red River Zoo

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To foster awareness and appreciation for wildlife around the world through public education, conservation and preservation.


The Red River Zoological Society's mission is to "Connect People With Nature" and promote a unique, regional zoo culture dedicated to conservation and education.

The objectives of the Red River Zoological Society are to provide meaningful family recreation in an environment conducive to the appreciation of animal diversity; actively encourage and develop an atmosphere which supports community involvement and participation.

Future development focuses on creating a year-round recreational adventure facility that will serve as a regional destination for family entertainment.

Our wide variety of nature-based education programs impacted over 10,000 people within a 100 mile radius last year. These programs give both young and old an opportunity to experience up-close encounters with animals. At the zoo we provide Family ZooVenture programs, Day Camps, Wolf Wild Night Sleep-overs and many more programs that encourage people to care about our global environment and protect the critical habitats needed to save our planets biodiversity.

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Organization Info

Executive Director
Lisa Tate
3 part-time
8 full-time
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Contact Info

Street Address
4255 23rd Ave S
Fargo,  58104
(701) 277-9240
(701) 277-9238
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Board Members


Barry Schuchard,  President - Kadrmas Lee & Jackson

Krista Andrews, Vice President - Anderson Bottrell

Marshall McCollough, Treasurer - Ohnstad Twitchell Law Firm

Mike Montgomery, Secretary - Montgomery Goff & Bullis  PC

Regan Rohl- Dakota Group Wealth Management

Karen Kelner- Kelner Communications

Chris Alberty- Agassiz Seed and Supply
Carolyn Boutain - Fargo Park District

Laura Carley - Industrial Builders, Inc

Brad Dahl - Moore Engineering

Steve Dewald - Lightowler Johnson Associates

Duane Durr - Don’s Car Wash

Betty Opheim- NDSU Computer Sciences

Brenda Podetz- CPA

Craig Stockwell- NDSU Biology Dept.