Month: July 2017

Bowling For Rhinos is Coming Soon!

The Potter Park Zoo American Association of Zoo Keepers chapter is holding their fourth annual Bowling for Rhinos event, generously sponsored by Visions of Wildlife, Friday, Aug. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at City Limits East in East Lansing. Bowling for Rhinos is a project of the American Association of Zoo Keepers Inc. (AAZK) […]

It’s Time for Sundown Safari Family Camping!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the night at the zoo?  Well, now’s your chance to find out! The Potter Park Zoological Society Education Department offers overnight experiences to groups of 18 or more people year round.  Scout groups, 4-H clubs, even school groups spend the night here either inside […]

Batty About Bats!

By Julie Javorka, Education Intern Potter Park Zoological Society Bats. Many people have a negative image of these mysterious creatures of the night and many myths surround them. For the record: They are not blind. They do not become tangled in people’s hair. There are only three species of vampire bats. There are more than 1,000 […]

Supporting Sustainable Palm Oil

By Mariah Fasczcewski, Education Intern Potter Park Zoological Society Palm oil, a vegetable oil derived from palm fruit and used as an ingredient in many foods, beauty products and soaps, is the most widely used vegetable on the planet and has caused the deforestation of much acreage. This is a threat to many wildlife species including […]