Critically Endangered Cotton-top Tamarin Twins Born at Potter Park Zoo for First Time in 10 Years

Potter Park Zoo is incredibly excited to announce the birth of two critically endangered cotton-top tamarins on Monday Oct. 1, 2018! There are only about 6,000 cotton-top tamarins left in the wild due to destruction their forest habitat in Colombia. For this reason, Potter Park Zoo’s cotton-top tamarins have a very important advocacy role to […]

Adopt-A-Garden Program Growing

Spring has sprung and summer is quickly approaching! Looking for a great way to get outside and help your community zoo? Potter Park Zoo recently launched a new Adopt–A–Garden program that welcomes volunteers to create a beautiful garden space in the zoo. Whether you are a master gardener or just beginning to nurture your green thumb, the Adopt–A–Gardenprogram is a great way to connect with the culture and natural landscape of Potter Park Zoo. We currently […]

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 […]