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Potter Park Zoo’s Critically Endangered Black Rhino “Doppsee” is Thought to Be Pregnant

The Potter Park Zoo team is ecstatic to announce that Doppsee the critically endangered black rhino is pregnant! Fecal samples were collected from Doppsee for many months and sent to CREW (Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife, Cincinnati Zoo) for analysis. Based on her hormone levels we are confident she is pregnant. Keeper […]

Potter Park Zoo becomes first AZA accredited zoo in Michigan to become a Certified Sensory Inclusive Zoo

Potter Park Zoo becomes first AZA accredited zoo in Michigan to become a Certified Sensory Inclusive Zoo Potter Park Zoo is the first zoo in Michigan to be certified as a sensory inclusive environment by KultureCity. This initiative has prepared zoo staff to assist visitors with sensory sensitivities and ensure they have a comfortable 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 […]

Pollinator Garden – We Have One and You Can Too!

Pollination Station Continues to Grow The pollination station, a native plant garden designed to attract birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators as well as educating visitors about their role in the ecosystem, was one of Potter Park Zoo’s conservation projects launched last summer. Preparation for this project started in the winter with zoo conservation staff […]

Potter Park Zoo Staff Assists with Least Shrew Field Study in Bath, MI 

Since mid-July Potter Park Zoo has been partnering with the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy (MWC) to assist in a field study looking into the presence of least shrews at Bengel Wildlife Center in Bath, Mich. The least shrew is a small mammal only weighing between three and six grams. Least shrews are most commonly found in open fields with tall grasses or areas with fallen trees and brush […]