Month: July 2021

National ZooKeeper Week: Keeper Conversations

  For Zookeeper Week, we asked our keepers to share the most rewarding part of their jobs, as well as some memorable moments. Check it out! Ashleigh Winkelman, Area 60 (Hoofstock): “I really enjoy getting to teach kids about rhinos and why they are important. I’d say some of my favorite things to do are […]

Potter Park Zoo geriatric female lion taken to Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine for MRI  

Potter Park Zoo’s aging African lion Saida was transported to Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for an MRI Wednesday after animal care staff noticed she was reluctant to move and appeared to be in pain. At 17 years of age, Saida is now a geriatric lion and on her last examination, veterinary staff […]

Throwback Thursday – River Otters at the Zoo

The North American river otters have long attracted visitors at the Potter Park Zoo with their appealing looks and energetic activities in the pool. They seem to have such a good time! Earliest reports of their presence at the zoo date back to the 1940s, and they have resided at Potter Park in every decade […]