Potawatomi Zoological Society

500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, Indiana 46615 USA

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Mon 10a-5p
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  • Public
  • Outdoor
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“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!

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Chelsi B.

The Potawatomi Zoo, located in South Bend, IN, was the destination for some best friend time yesterday. I love going to zoos mostly for giraffes and I was grateful that I was able to see them. Not... Read more

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Krystal R.

No wait to pay and get in. Very cute zoo, kinda small and not a whole lot of animals but definitely worth the time and money. We went around 12pm and only 2 animals weren't out. They have... Read more

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Becky H.

Very cute small zoo. It only took about 90 minutes to walk thru which is nice for younger kids. The animals look like they're being treated pretty well with outdoor and indoor enclosures... Read more

Potawatomi Zoological Society

500 S Greenlawn Ave
South Bend, Indiana
46615 USA


Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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