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
Bali Myna
Barn owls
Canada lynx
Chimpanzees (may be indoors)
Chilean Flamingos
Crested Wood Partridges
Frogs & Friends
Giant Pacific Octopus
Golden eagles
Grizzly bears
Hobby farm animals
Kelp tank
Magellanic penguins
Michigan stream
Mountain lions
Natural treasure's building
Nicobar Pigeons
North American river otters
North American Turtles
Red panda
Snow leopard
Toco toucans

Viewable in Warmer Weather

African lions
Crested Screamers
Howler monkeys
Maned wolf
Mexican Porcupine
Mountain bongos
Red-footed tortoises
Ring-tailed lemurs
Sulphur-crested cockatoo 
Warthog (not currently viewable)