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Forum staff reports, Published January 02 2013

Red River Zoo to unveil crane exhibit Thursday

FARGO – The Red River Zoo will unveil a new exhibit at 10:30 a.m. Thursday that will house the zoo’s endangered white-naped cranes.

The cranes are large birds native to northern China and Mongolia.

Sesame Street’s Elmo will be present during the unveiling and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The new exhibit was made possible by donations of labor and with materials donated by Lowe’s, the National Association of Women in Construction and several area businesses.

For more information, call the zoo at (701) 277-9240.