A Canadian scientist described as the “preeminent authority on seahorse ecology and conservation” has won $250 prize from the Indianapolis Zoo, organizers announced Tuesday.
Conservationists vie for zoo’s $250,000 Indianapolis Prize
The Indianapolis Zoo on Tuesday announced the six finalists for this year’s $250,000 Indianapolis Prize, which is considered the world’s leading award for animal conservation.Read More
Indianapolis Zoo secures 28 acres of land for expansion
The parcels, which are south of West Washington Street and east of South Harding Street, are expected to be turned into permanent parking lots and additional zoo exhibits in the coming years.Read More
Plans call for the Global Center for Species Survival to employ a team of nine experts who will be based in Indianapolis and work with more than 9,000 wildlife experts worldwide to save threatened species.
The zoo said 8-year-old Kalina died Tuesday, three days after first showing symptoms similar to those experienced by 6-year-old Nyah before her death on March 19 .
The seventh recipient of the prize has been credited with protecting hundreds of species and millions of acres of critical habitat around the world. He will receive $250,000.
A gang has taken over the former polar bear spot at the Indianapolis Zoo—and the members are nothing like the former resident.
A ride that carries Indianapolis Zoo visitors along an elevated track above the orangutan exhibit is scheduled to reopen after being closed for almost a year.
Tundra, a 29-year-old polar bear at the Indianapolis Zoo, is being moved to the Detroit Zoo, officials said Monday.
What started as a moderate fundraiser in 1986 at Herb Simon’s house with a few hundred guests has grown into possibly the most lucrative single-event fundraiser in the state.
The finalists announced Tuesday have a range of specialties, from saving the muskox in the Arctic tundra to using Galapagos penguins to measure environmental change.
Senate Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, wants the state to buy the 102-acre General Motors stamping plant site on the western edge of downtown and turn it into an expansion of White River State Park.
Fourteen not-for-profits will receive funding, including $10 million each for the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Indianapolis Zoo.
The Indianapolis Zoo’s landlocked grounds prevent it from expanding. But leaders think they have found a solution—by joining the ownership group that wants to build an outdoor concert venue on the former General Motors stamping plant site across West Washington Street.
IBJ picked the brains of Indianapolis-area firms and organizations known for liquid thinking to discover how they open the spigot on innovation.
Officials at the Indianapolis Museum of Art are defending plans to charge an $18 admission fee as criticism rages among its supporters and on social media after the surprise announcement last week.
The $26 million International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo is scheduled to open to the public Saturday. Zoo officials expect a tremendous attendance boost from the exhibit.
Patricia Chappelle Wright, a distinguished primatologist and professor of anthropology at Stony Brook University, has won the 2014 Indianapolis Prize for her efforts in animal conservation, the Indianapolis Zoological Society announced Tuesday.