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Red River Zoo Welcomes Bobcat

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Friday morning live on the Valley Today, The Red River Zoo announced their newest animal, a North American bobcat, named Odin.

Odin came to the Red River Zoo to be a part of their ambassador species program. Even though he'll live at the zoo in Fargo, you won't find him on exhibit. He'll travel outside the zoo and help educate the public on the animals that call the zoo home.

Odin was rescued by Kansas Fish & Wildlife personal, after they confiscated him from an illegal pet owner. Staff from the Red River Zoo traveled to the Great Bend Zoo in Kansas to bring him to his new home in Fargo.

The North American bobcat is a mammal of the cat family, an adaptable predator that mainly lives in wooded areas, forest edges, and swampland environments. It's estimated that there are between 700,000 and 1,500,000 bobcats in the United States.

Even though Odin won't be on exhibit, you can see him this weekend at the zoo as they celebrate "Jaws, Paws and lunch with Santa Claus," Saturday, December 7th and 14th.

Visitors will be able to eat lunch and have their picture taken with Santa, see the animals, and even wrap Christmas presents for them, among other things.

Adult tickets are $15 and children tickets are $10. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both weekends. The Red River Zoo is located at 4255 23rd Ave. South, in Fargo.   

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