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Potter Park Zoo, Lansing

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The Zoo encompasses over 20 acres and features more than 500 individual animals representing approximately 160 different species. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and participant in its Species Survival Plan (SSP) programs, we are committed to the preservation of endangered animals and are actively developing strategies that will help protect species and preserve their wild habitats. Through education, conservation, research and recreation, Potter Park Zoo provides a wonderfully wild experience for students and families.

The Potter Park Zoological Society strives to teach each visitor and participant in educational programs what they can do to conserve animals in the natural world – both world wide and in their own backyard. The Society raises funds by managing the membership program, producing family events, grant writing, conducting educational programs, and coordinating fundraising activities. The Potter Park Zoological Society is a private, 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that supports Potter Park Zoo.
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  • Great place for double dates or to go with group of friends! Super playful animals and seem happy! I went in the winter and in the summer, both experiences are interesting for the difference of... 
    Great place for double dates or to go with group of friends! Super playful animals and seem happy! I went in the winter and in the summer, both experiences are interesting for the difference of...  more »
  • Smaller zoo but it's a nice way to spend a couple of hours walking around looking at animals. Worth a visit if you're in the area! 
    Smaller zoo but it's a nice way to spend a couple of hours walking around looking at animals. Worth a visit if you're in the area!  more »
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  • The biggest animals are the Rhino and Camels. The pony rides were closed when we went. I loved watching the silver eyed wolf pacing about. The Rhino was quite active but all the big cats were being lazy at mid-day. I recommend mosquito spray! Not as many kid play areas as other zoos in the state, our kids commented on this as we left. Overall it's a fun way to spend an hour or 2 in the morning to see more activity. A nice excuse to get some exercise!
  • We LOVE Potter Park Zoo! I went there as a kid for field trips and now bring my kids there. It is plenty big to see a wide variety of animals but small enough that my 3 year old will walk it with no complaints. They have both endangered species as well as local animals such as elk and Bald Eagles.

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