The Indianapolis Zoo has canceled this year’s Zoobilation fundraising event, which had already been postponed to Aug. 14 to accommodate social distancing due the coronavirus.
The zoo told volunteers on Tuesday that the decision was made to “support the health and safety of our community.”
Questions regarding ticket donations or refunds can be directed to Zoobilation@IndyZoo.com.
The black-tie Zoobilation party is an annual event that last year raised $2.5 million to help pay for care of the zoo’s 1,300 animals and 47,000 plants, as well as its global conservation initiatives.
This year’s party was to celebrate the opening of its Tembo Camp space for elephants.
The zoo said it has scheduled its 2021 Zoobilation event for June 11.