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Otter Pups Out on Exhibit Starting Friday!

They’re out! The North American river otter pups will be on exhibit every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Friday, May 25, 2018. We can’t wait for you to come to the zoo and see the otter pups and mother Nkeke! The two male pups were born in the early morning Feb. 6, 2018 at Potter Park […]

Potter Park Zoo Mourns Loss of Alaskan Moose

The Potter Park Zoo family is mourning the loss of Willow, our five-year-old female Alaskan moose, who was euthanized today following a rapid decline in her health.   “The zoo team is deeply saddened by this tragic and unexpected loss,” said Zoo Director Cynthia Wagner. “Willow was an incredible ambassador for her species and was loved​ by […]

Caring for Potter Park Zoo’s Elderly Animals

Just as the lifespan of humans is increasing, the average lifespans of animals living in zoos is increasing too. It is not unusual to hear about the oldest of a species still happily thriving at a zoo or aquarium. There are many reasons animals are living longer – better husbandry and welfare standards, more advanced […]

Vote For Your Favorite Otter Pup Names!

Help us name the otter pups! Come to the zoo to cast your vote for the names of our adorable North American river otter pups. The name pair with the most donation votes wins! Can’t make it to the zoo? Vote online for your favorite pair of names:  Leroy & Bradley → http://bit.ly/VoteLeroyandBradley Theodore & Winston […]

Go Behind the Scenes with the North American River Otter Pups With Exclusive Adopt-An-Animal Promotion at Potter Park Zoo

Support Potter Park Zoo and the new North American river otter pups through our “Adopt-an-Animal” program at the $500 level and be one of the lucky fans to have a chance to see the pups up close and personal. This exclusive Adopt-an-Animal package features a behind the scenes tour to meet mother Nkeke and the otter […]

Red Kangaroo Joey born at Potter Park Zoo

  Meet the Potter Park Zoo’s new little pride and joey! This adorable new face emerged from the pouch late this winter from red kangaroo mother Roothie. Roothie came to Potter Park Zoo from St. Louis Zoological Park in May of 2017 with three other red kangaroos. The animal care staff knew there was a […]

Become a Zoo Teen at Potter Park Zoo

Do you love the zoo? Are you a teen looking for something to do this summer? Then the Zoo Teen program at Potter Park Zoo might be just what you are looking for! Zoo Teens is a summer volunteer opportunity for teens ages 14-18. There are two different programs; Teen Volunteers and Junior Zookeepers. Zoo […]