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LANSING, MI --- There's still time to enjoy the bright colors of the exotic Australian birds at Potter Park Zoo. The popular “Wings from Down Under” interactive aviary will be closing for the winter season beginning on September 7, 2010 and will reopen in May 2011.
The Australian bird exhibit features hundreds of colorful native Australian birds that fly freely above and around visitors as they walk through the exhibit. Guests can get even closer to the birds by purchasing $1 seed sticks for a chance to feed them.
The “Wings from Down Under” exhibit is located across from the zoo’s camel rides. The exhibit is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. “Wings from Down Under” will be open through Labor Day Weekend.
Zoo admission is $4 for residents, $10 for non-residents, $2 for kids up to 16, and free for kids 3 and under. Parking is $2 for Ingham County residents and $4 for non-residents.
Potter Park Zoo is located at 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave. within Potter Park along the Red Cedar River in Lansing, Michigan. The zoo is open daily year-round, winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (517) 483-4222 or visit www.potterparkzoo.org.