The Red River Zoo is back on blog! After a short break during the summer season, the Red River Zoo’s will now be updated weekly with new and excited posts that focus on the Zoo’s mission, new happenings, and different topics about animals and conservation. This is a special Monday blog, but make sure to look for a new blog posting every Sunday!
The Red River Zoo and the Minnesota State University Moorhead’s theatre department have partnered together for the production of the Jungle Book. The production is described as “an extraordinary adventure with Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his friends — the bear, Baloo, the panther, Bagheera and the python, Kaa — Mowgli is learning to survive as they teach him about Jungle Law.”
This production designed especially for children, goes along with the Zoo’s mission to educate others about wild animals. Both the Zoo and the play, influences kids and encourages them to fall in love with nature and wildlife. As a cultural institution that encourages the arts, partnering with MSUMS’s theatre department was a perfect fit for the Zoo.
The Zoo’s very own Education Director, Erica Prokryn and a team of dedicated volunteers will be accompanying outreach animals after the 1 pm production and before the 4 pm production at Hansen Theatre. If you would like to purchase a ticket, please go to http://tickets.mnstate.edu/ or call 218-477-2271.
To follow the Jungle Book production, next weekend’s Zoo keeper chats will have unique Jungle Book theme. The Zoo is now open for winter every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Come visit our cold climate species from the many indoor viewing areas at the Zoo.
Jungle Themed Keeper Chats- Saturday, November 22:
1:00-White Faced-Sakis Monkeys
Sunday, November 23 Keeper Chats:
1:00-White Faced-Saki Monkeys
2:00-Bald and Golden Eagles
Come see what’s new at YOUR Zoo!