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Many Madagascar Species Near Extinction

By Kasha Carrasquillo, Education Intern Potter Park Zoological Society When you think about conservation and endangered species, what animals do you usually think of? Rhinos, polar bears, and pandas? Did you know that lemurs and many other species from Madagascar are on the verge of extinction? Lemurs are only found on the island of Madagascar off […]

Gift Guide for the Animal Lover

It’s not always easy to find that perfect gift for the animal lover in your life. We’ve compiled the ultimate Potter Park Zoo gift guide with tons of options that range from plush toys to a behind the scenes experience with the big cats at the zoo! Gifts That Keep on Giving Potter Park Zoo […]

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. • […]