Month: October 2020

Throwback Thursday: Tombi the Elephant

Tombi the elephant spent the 1980s at Potter Park Zoo. Visitors loved her. It was hard to see her leave, but it was the right thing for Tombi and an important step in Potter Park’s journey to become a modern zoo. Bingo the elephant was very popular in her time at the zoo – and […]

What is a Cervid?

 You may have seen one in your own backyard! What is a cervid? While you might not recognize the term, you have probably seen one or more in a back yard or nearby corn field. Cervids are deer! The term cervid comes from the family name of Cervidae. This includes deer, elk, moose, and more. […]

Throwback Thursday: Bingo the Elephant

    The Friends of the Zoo Society was created in 1969 to help the zoo make much needed improvements. Its ability to raise funds as well as obtain donations of labor and materials from staff and the community served the zoo well. The group took on big projects, including the acquisition of an Asian […]