Month: May 2018

Otter Pups Out on Exhibit Starting Friday!

They’re out! The North American river otter pups will be on exhibit every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Friday, May 25, 2018. We can’t wait for you to come to the zoo and see the otter pups and mother Nkeke! The two male pups were born in the early morning Feb. 6, 2018 at Potter Park […]

Potter Park Zoo Mourns Loss of Alaskan Moose

The Potter Park Zoo family is mourning the loss of Willow, our five-year-old female Alaskan moose, who was euthanized today following a rapid decline in her health.   “The zoo team is deeply saddened by this tragic and unexpected loss,” said Zoo Director Cynthia Wagner. “Willow was an incredible ambassador for her species and was loved​ by […]

Caring for Potter Park Zoo’s Elderly Animals

Just as the lifespan of humans is increasing, the average lifespans of animals living in zoos is increasing too. It is not unusual to hear about the oldest of a species still happily thriving at a zoo or aquarium. There are many reasons animals are living longer – better husbandry and welfare standards, more advanced […]

Vote For Your Favorite Otter Pup Names!

Help us name the otter pups! Come to the zoo to cast your vote for the names of our adorable North American river otter pups. The name pair with the most donation votes wins! Can’t make it to the zoo? Vote online for your favorite pair of names:  Leroy & Bradley → Theodore & Winston […]