North Dakota Field Office
Mountain-Prairie Region
The Bismarck Tribune Discovery Center

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Located at the Dakota Zoo in Bismarck, is the Bismarck Tribune Discovery Center.  The center hosts a children's play area, aquarium (complete with North Dakota's endangered fish, the pallid sturgeon), science center, and a mechanical cow (featuring udders that really work).  The Fish and Wildlife Service is a proud cooperator in the development of the center.  Stop by the zoo and enjoy the Discovery Center while learning more about North Dakota's threatened and endangered species.

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Pictured above is the front of the Discovery Center.

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The aquarium, which contains two endangered pallid sturgeon, is pictured within the Discovery Center.  The aquarium also supports walleye, rainbow trout, bullhead catfish, crappie, and perch.

Ferret enclosure inside discovery center

The future home of the endangered black-footed ferret will be housed in the ferret enclosure pictured above.

North Dakota threatened and endangered species kiosk

The Fish and Wildlife Service has a history of cooperation with the Dakota Zoo.  Pictured above is the North Dakota Threatened and Endangered Species Kiosk located next to the bald eagle enclosure at the zoo.  Artwork of all threatened or endangered species, as well as history and habitat information, are presented on the kiosk.

Last updated: February 19, 2013