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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. • […]

A Day in the Life of an Education Intern

By Julie Javorka, Education Intern Potter Park Zoological Society Many people may ask about a typical day in Potter Park Zoo’s education department as an intern. The truth is there is no such thing as a typical day, every day is different. As education intern, I help with a variety of tasks and projects. I […]

Bowling For Rhinos is Coming Soon!

The Potter Park Zoo American Association of Zoo Keepers chapter is holding their fourth annual Bowling for Rhinos event, generously sponsored by Visions of Wildlife, Friday, Aug. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at City Limits East in East Lansing. Bowling for Rhinos is a project of the American Association of Zoo Keepers Inc. (AAZK) […]

It’s Time for Sundown Safari Family Camping!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the night at the zoo?  Well, now’s your chance to find out! The Potter Park Zoological Society Education Department offers overnight experiences to groups of 18 or more people year round.  Scout groups, 4-H clubs, even school groups spend the night here either inside […]

Batty About Bats!

By Julie Javorka, Education Intern Potter Park Zoological Society Bats. Many people have a negative image of these mysterious creatures of the night and many myths surround them. For the record: They are not blind. They do not become tangled in people’s hair. There are only three species of vampire bats. There are more than 1,000 […]