Month: May 2021

World Migratory Bird Day 2021

In 1993, Environment for the Americas began a widespread initiative to educate and inspire others about the wonders of bird migrations that take place in the spring and winter of every year. Approximately 1,800 of the 10,000 known bird species are considered migrating species, and upwards of 4 billion birds travel throughout North, Central and […]

Throwback Thursday: Lemurs at the Zoo

Kyna and Madi are Potter Park Zoo’s new ring-tailed lemurs. This mother-daughter pair begins a new era of lemurs at the zoo after thirty years since the first troop arrived in 1988 as a new species at the zoo. That first year they summered on the old Monkey Island and wintered indoors before moving into […]

Throwback Thursday – Kitra the White Tiger

Kitra the white Bengal tiger was a very popular animal during her time on exhibit at Potter Park Zoo, which occurred within the window of 1995 to 2002. A rare and unusual animal with a stunning appearance, Kitra came on three different short-term loans from the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. She would spend […]