Author: Amy Morris

Become a Citizen Scientist: 2021 FrogWatch Training Sessions at Potter Park Zoo

Amphibians are some of the most threatened animals on the planet and the anurans (frogs and toads) represent roughly 90 percent of all amphibian species. They serve an important role in the ecosystem as indicators of environmental health. Their sensitivity to environmental changes has sparked efforts to understand the causes and geographic distribution of their […]

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, […]

Wish List: Help the Zoo Put on Spectacular Events!

It’s that time of year! We can’t wait for our visitors to experience the fun of Boo at the Zoo and be mesmerized by Wonderland of Lights. Can you believe preparations have already begun for both of these events? Our team and volunteers are hard at work creating spooktacular fun for our favorite little ghouls […]

Potter Park Zoo Welcomes Giant Anteater

Potter Park Zoo is pleased to announce a new resident. Wayne, a male giant anteater, came to Lansing from San Francisco Zoo in California and is now on exhibit. “The giant anteater is a new species for Potter Park Zoo and we are excited for our visitors to have the opportunity to learn about this […]

We Have Straws!

By Mariah Faszczewski, Potter Park Zoological Society, Education Intern For many years our guests have expressed a desire to have drinking straws in the zoo. Potter Park Zoo now offers paper straws for .25 cents and all proceeds go toward conservation. There are many reasons we did not offer plastic straws in the past. • […]

A Day in the Life of an Education Intern

By Julie Javorka, Education Intern Potter Park Zoological Society Many people may ask about a typical day in Potter Park Zoo’s education department as an intern. The truth is there is no such thing as a typical day, every day is different. As education intern, I help with a variety of tasks and projects. I […]