Author: Erin O'Rourke

Trim-a-Tree at Potter Park Zoo

Looking for a fun outing with family, friends, or the work team while celebrating the season? Sponsor a tree at the zoo! The Trim-a-Tree program is a unique way to support Potter Park Zoo and its mission of inspiring conservation of animals and the natural world this winter season. Enjoy an outing to the zoo […]

Red Panda Cub Naming Contest

Help us name our Red Panda Cub! Potter Park Zoo welcomed a male red panda cub July 21, 2022, to mom Maliah and dad Deagan-Reid. This fuzzy new addition has been learning all the important things that go along with being a red panda and is growing every day. This news is exciting for Potter […]

Binturong Bintlet Naming Contest

Help us name our new bintlets! Potter Park Zoo celebrated Independence Day with the birth of baby bintlets. Thistle, the zoo’s female binturong, gave birth the evening of July 4. This is the first binturong birth at the zoo in over two decades. What is a binturong? Binturongs (Arctictis binturong) are mammals native to south and southeast Asia where […]

Bongo Calf Naming Contest

Potter Park Zoo welcomed a female bongo calf March 8. This is the first bongo birth at the zoo since 2014 and we hope you all have enjoyed watching the bongo family grow and bond this spring. The calf’s parents, Maverick and Uzuri, were paired as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) […]