John Ball Zoo

Open and Closed Habitats


All open habitats are weather and animal dependent. Openings may vary from day to day. If you wish to view a specific animal please call (616) 336-4300 to confirm if it is viewable.


Viewable Daily

(weather & animal dependent)

African pied crow
American white pelicans
Amur tigers
Bald eagles
Barn owls
Canada lynx
Chimpanzees (may be indoors)
Chilean Flamingos
Frogs & Friends
Giant Pacific Octopus
Golden eagles
Grizzly bears
Hobby farm animals
Kelp tank
Magellanic penguins
Michigan stream
Mountain lions
Natural treasure's building
North American river otters
North American Turtles
Red panda
Snow leopard
Tidepool
Toco toucans

Viewable in Warmer Weather

African lions
Capybara
Crested Screamers
Maned wolf
Mountain bongos
Tapir
Warthog

Not Currently Viewable

Bali Myna
Budgies
Crested Wood Partridges
Mexican Porcupine
Nicobar Pigeons
Howler monkeys
Ring-tailed lemurs
Red-footed tortoises 
Saki Monkeys
Sulphur-crested cockatoo 

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