Indianapolis Business Journal

MAY 10-16, 2024

After not featuring an exhibit of chimpanzees in more that 35 years, the Indianapolis Zoo plans to showcase the primates in a big way with a $25 million habitat opening this month with 21 animals. IBJ’s Dave Lindquist details how the zoo is trying to break new ground with the exhibit. Also in this week’s paper, John Russell explains how new federal regulations could affect dozens of toxic coal ash ponds across the state. And Daniel Bradley examines how Fishers officials are changing the admission process for Geist Waterfront Park after the $16 million attraction whiffed on its visitor projections in its first year of operation.

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Indiana 250: Rob Shumaker

Rob Shumaker, an evolutionary biologist who specializes in the study of behavior and cognition, leads the Indianapolis Zoological Society, which operates the Indianapolis Zoo. He came to Indianapolis in 2010 after stints at the Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa, and the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. During his tenure in Indianapolis, the […]

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Made in Indiana: Pet grooming vehicles by Wag’n Tails

History: Granger-based Wag’n Tails has been in the pet grooming business since 1971, when it opened its first pet grooming salon in St. Paul, Minnesota. Five years later, the company decided to go mobile and converted two pet grooming vans. By 1980, the company had six pet grooming vehicles serving the Twin Cities area. The […]

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