FALCONERS Program has Record Breaking “Boo at the Zoo” Event in 2019

For the second year in a row Potter Park Zoo’s FALCONERS program has had record breaking numbers. FALCONERS had its fourth annual sensory friendly Boo at the Zoo. We welcomed 365 participants to the October FALCONERS program, which invites children and adults with unique challenges (such as autism and other developmental disabilities) and their families […]

Meet the Parents!

Potter Park Zoo (PPZ) has been home to the critically endangered black rhinos since 1990. Our resident rhinos, Doppsee and Phineus, were recommended to breed through the eastern black rhino SSP (Species Survival Plan) based on their genetic diversity. Recently, we had the pleasure of announcing Doppsee is pregnant and due at the end of […]

Potter Park Zoo Wins National Diversity Award

Lansing’s Potter Park Zoo has been nationally recognized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) by winning top honors for the Angela Peterson Excellence in Diversity Award for their Zoo in your Neighborhood (ZIYN) program. This award recognizes an AZA accredited zoo or aquarium for significant achievement in work force and audience diversity as […]

Become a Citizen Scientist From Your Living Room!

How can you help scientists and wildlife right from your living room? You can easily participate in this meaningful conservation program! Check out, an interactive, citizen science website that provides an opportunity for anyone to become an African wildlife conservationist.​ Snapshot Safari is an online database of camera trap photos, hosted by, which conservation projects around […]

Take the Plastic Free Eco-Challenge with Potter Park Zoo! 

Take the Plastic Free Eco-Challenge with Potter Park Zoo!  Could you commit to one of the following for one month? Use reusable utensils Bring your own take out containers Make your own cleaning products at home Join the Potter Park Zoo team and other communities in the Plastic Free EcoChallenge. Visit  to learn how […]