Month: December 2020

Amur Tiger Liya Heading to a New Zoo for Breeding

The Potter Park Zoo team is preparing to say farewell to one of its well-known animal residents. Liya the female Amur tiger is heading to another zoo following a breeding recommendation from the Amur Tiger Species Survival Program (SSP). The SSP program, managed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), strives to maintain healthy, […]

Happy Birthday to Jaali the Black Rhino!

Jaali, Potter Park Zoo’s first black rhino calf in its 100-year history, turns one on December 24, 2020! Celebrating Jaali the black rhino’s first birthday means so much to the Potter Park Zoo team, who worked diligently since 2018 to prepare for Doppsee’s first calf. Jaali’s mother Doppsee and father Phineus were first introduced more […]

2020 Gift guide from Potter Park Zoo

It’s not always easy to find that perfect gift for the animal lover in your life. We’ve compiled the ultimate Potter Park Zoo gift guide with tons of options that range from plush toys to a behind the scenes experience with the big cats at the zoo! Gifts That Keep on Giving Potter Park Zoo […]

Throwback Thursday: Mya the Binturong

  Mya the binturong was a popular ambassador animal born at Potter Park Zoo and used in education programs at the zoo and in the community. Teamed with her handler, this unique animal provided engaging learning experiences and raised the awareness of her unusual and fascinating species. Many visitors have never seen or even heard […]

Throwback Thursday: Farmyard Connections

  The farmyard has been a popular stop at the zoo and a link to encounter experiences over the years, offering visitors, especially children, closer contact with animals. These opportunities have come in different spaces in different locations around the zoo. Here is the story of how they all came together.   Big Barn It […]

2021 Potter Park Zoo Wildlife Calendars Are Here!

The 2021 Potter Park Zoo Wildlife Calendar features stunning photographs of your favorite Potter Park Zoo animals captured by award-winning photographer Kaiti Chritz. Each calendar purchased is a donation to the Potter Park Zoological Society. Every donation this year means so much as we continue to work hard to reestablish our conservation education programming for 2021. […]