Wild Times Await at 4 North Dakota Zoos
Unique, unusual and wild animals from all around the world make visiting North Dakota zoos a must for families. Check out the excellent facilities and exquisite animals in Wahpeton, Fargo, Bismarck and Minot.
Chahinkapa Zoo is home to more than 200 animals representing 70 species and six continents. The zoo and park lie along the banks of the Red River of the North in Wahpeton. This natural setting is a veritable paradise for song birds, waterfowl and wildlife.
Roosevelt Park Zoo along the Souris River in Minot has many rare species, including Amur leopards and tigers, snow leopards, African warthogs and many, many more. Be sure to check out summer activities for kids and ride the Magic City Express train.
Dakota Zoo near the Missouri River in Bismarck is a 90-acre facility housing 600 animals, birds, reptiles and fish, representing 125 species and visited by more than 150,000 people each year. Tour the entire zoo by train, then take a walking tour in the riverside woodland.
The most notable aspect of the Red River Zoo is its outstanding living collection. Several endangered species live and breed in natural habitat exhibits throughout the zoo. The zoo features exotic and native animals and plants from areas around the world with similar climates to the Red River Valley. Over three hundred animals of seventy-five species reside at the Red River Zoo.