Jaali, otter pups and more! Here’s the best times to see the new faces of Potter Park Zoo

Best chances to see the new animals at Potter Park Zoo:

We know everyone is excited to the new faces at Potter Park Zoo! The animals are on their own schedule, and may not be visible at all times (naps are important!). Our goal is to have all animals viewable to guests, however, the safety and welfare of the animals always comes first. Some of the animals, like Doppsee and Jaali may have access both outdoors and indoors as they acclimate to large crowds. Staff will be monitoring them closely and will be making changes if necessary based on their behavior. We recognize the enthusiasm and we’re going to do everything we can to allow guests to see Jaali and all of the animals! See the list below for your best chance to see the new animals during your visit.
Jaali the Black Rhino Calf: Jaali and Doppsee will be outside in their habitat during zoo hours. They will be inside for a short period of time each day to continue their training with the zookeepers. If Jaali and Doppsee exhibit signs of stress at any time, they will have access to their indoor habitat. Mornings and afternoons are the best time to see the rhinos being active!
Mack and Potter the River Otter Pups:  The pups and their mother Nkeke will be in their outdoor habitat during zoo hours. They will have lunch sometime midday, and frequently take naps. Be sure to check out the hollow logs in their habitat to see if they’re napping! The best time of day to see the otters active is early in the morning and late in the afternoon.
Elk and Elk Calves: The elk and the two new calves will be in the 3-acre outdoor habitat during zoo hours. The best time of day to see the five elk being active is early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Staff have observed the calves moving frequently around the exhibit.
Troody and Rooby the Western Grey Kangaroos: Troody, Rooby and all the kangaroos have access indoors and outdoors throughout the day. The best time of day to see the kangaroos active is early in the morning and late in the afternoon.

We can’t wait to see you at the zoo! Learn everything you need to know for your visit here.