Opening day for the Roosevelt Park Zoo is this weekend and zoo employees are ramping up efforts to get ready.
Due to the lingering snow there have been difficulties cleaning the zoo grounds.
The entire park district is being called upon to help with the clean up.
Maintaining the animal pens and raking leaves are some of the jobs park employees and volunteers are working on to get the zoo ready in time for its big opening.
City of Minot street sweepers were in yesterday to clean the walkways.
While the cleaning process will not be complete on opening day, the park curator thinks people will forgive the landscape of the park when the doors open.
(Brandi Clark, Curator, Roosevelt Park Zoo) "I've talked to a lot of people around Minot and I think people just want to here and be a part of the opening, regardless of what the state is. The zoo is a part of Minot and they just want to get back in here and I know they support us 100%."
Gates open at 10 A-M on Saturday with a special ribbon cutting ceremony one hour before.