The zoo team is celebrating the birth of our red pandas! They are not yet on exhibit, but will be soon! 

Celebrate the 7th annual World Rhino Day with exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of the endangered black rhinos! You might even get to meet one up close and personal. Sign up TODAY!

From the Blog

Collaboration is Key to Zoo Success

Something you might not know about keepers and zoos is that we love to help each other. We exchange emails, phone calls, and meet up at workshops and conferences.

Red Panda Training Important to Animal Care and Health

Operant Conditioning or training is a very important part of animal husbandry. At Potter Park Zoo, all of our training is through

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 1:00pm

To celebrate the 7th annual World Rhino Day, we're offering special tours and a behind-the-scenes look at our black rhino exhibit. Zookeepers will guide you into the exhibit holding area and show...

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm


Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun. There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy, including:

  • A straw maze
  • Candy stations
  • ...
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm


Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun. There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy, including:

  • A straw maze
  • Candy stations
  • ...
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