“Lions! Tigers! Animals! Oh, yeah!”
South Bend is home to the Potawatomi Zoo, Indiana’s oldest zoo! Originally founded in 1902 at Leeper Park, the zoo moved its current location in Potawatomi Park in 1912.Potawatomi Zoo is home to approximately 400 animals of 160 different species.Some of these animals are endangered in the wild, and Potawatomi Zoo participates in breeding programs, such as Species Survival Plans to help maintain healthy captive populations of these vanishing species.Potawatomi Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). This accreditation identifies Potawatomi Zoo as an institution that meets mandatory, rigorous, professional standards for animal welfare and management, veterinary care, behavioral enrichment, nutrition and staff training.You can visit Potawatomi Zoo to discover animals from around the world, attend a special event, participate in an education class, celebrate your child’s birthday, and much more!
don't miss the beautiful white tiger, Ivory ... she is gorgeous !
Opens at 10am. Admission 8.5/adult
Not a big fan of zoos, but this one is well designed and the animals seem pretty happy.
I brought my nephew here once. Though the whole place was a little small, the zoo in it's totality was good. My nephew was really excited of the fact that he could actually pet some of the animals here. He enjoyed feeding them as well. It's also nice that there was a train going around the entire place. This was great so you wouldn't tire yourself that much, especially if you're with the little ones. Tickets were kinda expensive for such a small attraction, though. You can go around it in like an hour. But if you're tired and want to rest, there's a park across the street which would be great for a nice picnic.
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- Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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