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Potter Park Zoo holding fundraiser featuring Jaali the black rhino

Jaali the black rhino
Jaali painting kit
Jaali the black rhino
Posted at 10:29 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 22:29:49-05

LANSING, Mich. — Potter Park Zoo is hosting a virtual painting event featuring Jaali the black rhino.

Those interested in participating in the event can paint alongside professional artists from Paint Your Poison over Zoom on Jan. 23 starting at 5 p.m.

We’re told painting kits will cost between $40 and $46.

Register for the event before Jan. 17 to receive a painting kit in time for the event.

“In honor of Jaali’s first birthday, we wanted to celebrate with the community and provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy a fun-filled evening while supporting the zoo," says Potter Park Zoological Society Executive Director Amy L. Morris-Hall. “We appreciate the support of the zoo and our mission of inspiring conservation of animals and the natural world.”

The zoo says proceeds will benefit Paint Your Poison, a small Lansing business, as well as Potter Park Zoo.

Anyone with questions may call Paint Your Poison at 517-220-0058 or send an email to

Jaali just turned 1 on Dec. 24, 2020, according to zoo officials.

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