Sponsor a Tree for Wonderland of Lights!

You can help support Potter Park Zoo and its mission of inspiring conservation of animals and the natural world this winter season! Looking for a unique outing with family, friends, or the work team while celebrating the season? Sponsor a tree at the zoo! Enjoy an outing to the zoo by decorating your tree. Be […]

Where Have All the Monarchs Gone?

If someone asked you to name a kind of butterfly, which species comes to mind first? Is it the monarch butterfly? Regal in its black, orange and white, the monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable insects in the world.  In the fall, monarch butterflies make an amazing migration. It’s not some short little […]

Potter Park Zoo and Binder Park Zoo Provide Hands-on Experience For MSU College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU CVM) Summer Research Student

Hunter Ferchaw, a second year veterinary student at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU CVM), spent the past couple months as a Summer Research Student working with Dr. Kim Thompson of Binder Park Zoo and Dr. Ronan Eustace of Potter Park Zoo.  “The summer research program is a great opportunity to mentor the next […]

National ZooKeeper Week: Keeper Conversations

  For Zookeeper Week, we asked our keepers to share the most rewarding part of their jobs, as well as some memorable moments. Check it out! Ashleigh Winkelman, Area 60 (Hoofstock): “I really enjoy getting to teach kids about rhinos and why they are important. I’d say some of my favorite things to do are […]

Potter Park Zoo geriatric female lion taken to Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine for MRI  

Potter Park Zoo’s aging African lion Saida was transported to Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for an MRI Wednesday after animal care staff noticed she was reluctant to move and appeared to be in pain. At 17 years of age, Saida is now a geriatric lion and on her last examination, veterinary staff […]