Eastern Black Rhino

Jaali will be making his public debut in spring 2020.

Black Rhino Calf Making History

For the first time in the 100 year history of Potter Park Zoo, a black rhino calf has been born at the zoo. At 5:40 a.m. Dec. 24, 2019 Doppsee, the zoo’s 12-year old female black rhino gave birth to her very first calf, a male. The animal care and veterinary staff at the zoo report that the calf stood up about an hour and a half after birth and appears to be nursing well.

NOTICE: Potter Park Zoo Will be Closed Jan. 14, 2020

Welcome Jaali the Black Rhino Calf!

About Our Animals

Potter Park Zoo is home to over 160 species of animals, many of which are threatened or endangered, including Amur tigers, red pandas, snow leopards, bongos and more. Interested in learning more about the animals you'll meet during your trip to the zoo? Check out these animal profiles!

Plan a Visit

Potter Park Zoo is a 20 acre zoo within an 80 acre park located in the capital city of Lansing, Michigan. With over 500 animal residents there is always something new and exciting to see. From special events to programs for children and adults, the Zoo offers family fun and enrichment year round. Come explore the Zoo and help us celebrate, study, and protect the diversity of animals and their habitats.

Support the Zoo!

Each year thousands of children and adults visit Potter Park Zoo and participate in a variety of educational outreach programs. These programs would not be possible with the generous support of friends like you! Your gifts benefit the Zoo by providing ongoing financial support that ensures the health and well-being of all the animals at the Zoo and provides for education and outreach, conservation, animal welfare programs, and capital improvement projects.

Conservation

Our mission is to inspire people to conserve animals in the natural world. Potter Park Zoo is doing our part to save species around the world through research, education, breeding and release programs and much more.

Upcoming Events

Wonderland of Lights
Thousands of lights create extraordinary holiday lights displays at the 25th annual Wonderland of Lights! There will be cookies, crafts and animal encounters for all to enjoy!

Become a Member

Are you ready for a full year of wild adventures? Become a Potter Park Zoo member! Members receive free standard admission, discounts at our gift shop, concessions, and much more. Best of all, you are making a lasting impact on wildlife conservation – for now and for years to come!

Our Mission: Inspiring Conservation of Animals and the Natural World.

The Potter Park Zoological Society is a private, 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that supports Potter Park Zoo. 38-2153808

Potter Park Zoo

Our Mission

NOTICE: Potter Park Zoo Will be Closed Jan. 14, 2020

Welcome Jaali the Black Rhino Calf!

About Our Animals

Potter Park Zoo is home to over 160 species of animals, many of which are threatened or endangered, including Amur tigers, red pandas, snow leopards, bongos and more. Interested in learning more about the animals you'll meet during your trip to the zoo? Check out these animal profiles!

Plan a Visit

Potter Park Zoo is a 20 acre zoo within an 80 acre park located in the capital city of Lansing, Michigan. With over 500 animal residents there is always something new and exciting to see. From special events to programs for children and adults, the Zoo offers family fun and enrichment year round. Come explore the Zoo and help us celebrate, study, and protect the diversity of animals and their habitats.

Support the Zoo!

Each year thousands of children and adults visit Potter Park Zoo and participate in a variety of educational outreach programs. These programs would not be possible with the generous support of friends like you! Your gifts benefit the Zoo by providing ongoing financial support that ensures the health and well-being of all the animals at the Zoo and provides for education and outreach, conservation, animal welfare programs, and capital improvement projects.

Conservation

Our mission is to inspire people to conserve animals in the natural world. Potter Park Zoo is doing our part to save species around the world through research, education, breeding and release programs and much more.

Upcoming Events

Wonderland of Lights
Thousands of lights create extraordinary holiday lights displays at the 25th annual Wonderland of Lights! There will be cookies, crafts and animal encounters for all to enjoy!

Become a Member

Are you ready for a full year of wild adventures? Become a Potter Park Zoo member! Members receive free standard admission, discounts at our gift shop, concessions, and much more. Best of all, you are making a lasting impact on wildlife conservation – for now and for years to come!

Our Mission: Inspiring Conservation of Animals and the Natural World.

The Potter Park Zoological Society is a private, 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that supports Potter Park Zoo. 38-2153808

Potter Park Zoo

Our Mission