Minot Winter Zoo Camp keeping kids busy and educated

MINOT, N.D. - Last year, the Roosevelt Park Zoo held its first winter zoo camp. The camp drew enough interest to go again this year

The saying goes "monkey see, monkey do," but it's the people who are learning from the animals at the Roosevelt Park Zoo's second annual Winter Zoo Camp.

"Kids actually get to learn a little bit about the adaptations that help animals in winter specifically," said Becky Dewitz, zoo director.

These kids can learn a lot from the animals; they both need to stay warm in this environment.

"We felt we really needed to embrace it and promote what winter means for wildlife, especially wildlife in our area, so you can engage people to have that empathy for the animals," Dewitz said.

The camp's themes of Polar Plunge and Winter Olympics teaches the youngsters how the animals naturally adapt, and even thrive in cold weather.

They were even visited by some of the zoo's animal ambassadors.

The zoo is open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. during the winter.