Lions And Zoos

16 News Now is spending the day at the zoo!

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – “Lions, tigers and bears, oh my!”

16 News Now spent some quality time Friday at the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend to celebrate its opening day.

The Potawatomi Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Indiana, and it’s a must see here in the Michiana community. If you haven’t been in a while, now is the time because there is so much new happening!

From the new giraffe exhibit to red pandas, white rhinos and river otters, this is where all things wild are. And there are also amazing attractions like the carousel, the train and the food farm, making it the perfect destination for families!

Lauren Moss and Matt Engelbrecht went to live at the zoo during the 4 p.m. news. They showed us all the fun you can have there this year in the videos below!

Meanwhile, Lauren and Matt spent a day with the new giraffes before the zoo opened. They wanted to find what it took to take care of them, so they got to work (video below)!

Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The season ends October 31. During the summer, from June 1 to August 31, the zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Regular admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children 3-14 and seniors 62 and older, and free for children 2 and under.

For more information or to buy tickets, click here.

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