Month: April 2021

Throwback Thursday: Lake Victoria Exhibit

  In 2000, Potter Park Zoo opened a four-building entrance complex, replacing the old cabin and concession stand. The new entryway included an admission booth, visitor amenities (gift shop, restaurant, restrooms), and zoo offices. Last but not least was the Discovery Center, serving as the new home of the education department. Inside the building were […]

Throwback Thursday: Rabbit (and Guinea Pig) Hill

The 1960s were a difficult period in Potter Park Zoo’s history. Although the mammal moats opened behind the Bird House in 1961 and the old 1920-era bear pits next to the animal house (current zookeepers’ lounge) were razed, other buildings were aging, and the zoo lacked funds to make the necessary repairs. In spite of […]

Potter Park Zoo Recognizes Autism Acceptance Month

Through special programs, staff and volunteer training, and tools to assist zoo guests, Potter Park Zoo strives to provide a safe and welcoming experience to those with special needs and unique challenges, and will celebrate April as Autism Acceptance Month. “The zoo offers a monthly program, FALCONERS, for those with special needs and unique challenges,” […]