Our region is fortunate enough to be the home of two of four zoos in North Dakota.
One of them has many people in the works to prepare for it’s centennial celebration .. and you can be a part of it, too.
Early in the fall, KX News reported about bricks that people can buy and have engraved that would pave the way and help donate to a brand new tiger habitat that’s expected to be ready this summer at the Roosevelt Park Zoo.
But there’s another big way you can make your mark there.
The Zoo Crew is now asking for photos from the year the zoo opened – back in 1921 – leading up to now.
Asking for old and new images, they’d like to create a timeline to illustrate just how far it’s come in it’s first centennial.
“If you think about 1921, the town is in its infancy and there were people who had the foresight to say, ‘we’d like a zoo.’ That was very culturally forward thinking on their part,” Jennifer Kleen, Zoo Crew Executive Director said. “
“They can be written stories, they can be photos. Everybody has a picture of that lion fountain from their childhood. I’d love to see a collage of those. We just want to see what’s out there, really, right now.”
You’ve got two years until the zoo’s 100th birthday, so send all of your photos with stories and dates if you have them, to firstname.lastname@example.org.