Potter Park Zoo Welcomes Three New Suri Alpaca

There are a few new faces in the Potter Park Zoo Barnyard! Three Suri alpaca now call the zoo home and the zoo staff have already grown attached to these adorable even-toed ungulates. Alpaca are members of the camelid family and are related to camels, llama and vicuna. These alpacas may look a little different […]

Otter Pup Update – Weeks One Through Three

Birth Watch the birth and labor of Potter Park Zoo’s second successful litter of North American river otter pups! On the pup’s second day of life, Dr. Nofs performed their first neonatal wellness exam. This quick physical exam is necessary as it allows veterinary staff and keepers to check for any abnormalities or injuries and […]

Become a FrogWatch Citizen Scientist!

Potter Park Zoo is inviting Michigan residents to become volunteer citizen scientists and join the local chapter of FrogWatch USA. The program teaches volunteers how to identify frogs and toads by their breeding calls and help to gather data that supports a national network. This is a great program for adults and children alike and […]

Cutest Couple Award Goes To…

What’s better than a box of chocolates? Cute animal couples from Potter Park Zoo! This year, give your loved one the special gift of “adopting” a Potter Park Zoo animal couple. Adoptions range from $25 to $500 (the highest tier includes the most perks, including a private animal experience at the zoo for the lucky […]

Over 140 attend New “Zoo in Your Neighborhood” Program at East Lansing Library

Zoo in Your Neighborhood (ZIYN) is a new program from Potter Park Zoo that brings the zoo to you! This program, generously supported by the Community Foundation, allows over 30 partners to bring zoo experiences into their communities. We are off to a great start! Since the program started in November, there have been eight programs, with many […]