Eco-Friendly Gift Options

 Start the new year off a little more green than the last. What better time to make some changes? If we take a few small actions, they will add up to big results!     Reusable produce bags Many people have made the switch to reusable shopping bags. But when you go to the produce […]

Trim-a-Tree at Potter Park Zoo!

You can help support our animals while having fun with Trim-A-Tree for PPZ! We’re offering an opportunity for your family, business, or organization to enjoy an outing at the zoo while sponsoring and decorating a 6-foot tall tree. The trees will be on display during Wonderland of Lights, November 22 – December 29, 2019 at […]

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 […]