Elmo to assist Red River Zoo's opening of new crane exhibit

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ELMO TO ASSIST RED RIVER ZOO'S OPENING OF NEW CRANE EXHIBIT




Elmo to assist Red River Zoo's opening of new crane exhibit

Dec 31, 2012

Fargo, ND - The Red River Zoo will be unveiling a new exhibit at a press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, January 3rd at 10:30 am. The new exhibit will house the Zoo’s White Naped Cranes.

White naped cranes are large birds native to northern China and Mongolia. This crane is experiencing a rapid and on-going population decline in the wild primarily due to loss of their wetland habitats.

This exhibit was made possible by the generous donation of labor and materials by Lowes, the National Association of Women in Construction, and several area businesses.

To prepare for the opening of the exhibit, area school children have been learning about these rare birds through the Zoo’s education department. Approx. 40 children will be attending the press conference and will be making origami cranes with Elmo from Sesame Street Live just prior to the press conference.

Elmo will be present to help cut the ribbon on this new exhibit.

For more information, please join us at the news conference on Thursday, January 3rd at 10:30 am. The press conference will be held at the Red River Zoo’s Carousel Pavilion.

 

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