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Located in Lansing, Michigan, Potter Park Zoo spans 102 acres and has more than 500 animals representing over 160 species. Since its inception in 1920, the zoo has been a cherished community attraction. Its focus on education, conservation, and research aligns to inspire people to conserve animals and the natural world.

Visitors to Potter Park Zoo can explore an array of exhibits and engage in interactive experiences. The zoo features areas like the Wings from Down Under exhibit and the Feline & Primate House, offering close encounters with animals. Seasonal events, educational programs, and hands-on activities make the zoo a dynamic and enjoyable destination for families and individuals of all ages.

Potter Park Zoo is deeply committed to conservation efforts, both locally and internationally. It actively participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan and other conservation initiatives. The zoo's education and community outreach programs promote awareness of environmental stewardship and the importance of protecting endangered species.

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    102 acres
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  • Key Exhibits:
    Wings from Down Under || Feline & Primate House || Arctic Ring of Life || Biodiversity Conservation Center || Bird & Reptile House || Camel Ride || Eastern Black Rhinoceros Exhibit || Kangaroo Walkabout || Penguin Exhibit
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    (517) 483-4222
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