Zoo land deal for more parking sets table for expansion

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.

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Zoo adopts variable-pricing strategy for tickets

The Indianapolis Zoo last month dumped its old model of set ticket prices and installed a variable model—a first for the industry and one with mostly higher prices—to correspond with the opening of its orangutan exhibit.

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Indianapolis Prize goes to woman for work with lemurs

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.

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Zoo expecting huge boost from $26M orangutan center

The Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center opens at the Indianapolis Zoo May 24 (members get a look beginning May 21). And it’s hard to imagine a bigger zoological box-office draw than an octet of expressive, engaged, personality-overflowing primates

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Zoo kicks off public phase of orangutan campaign

Indianapolis Zoo leaders staged a pep rally at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to garner support for what they call the “new team in town”—the seven orangutans expected to take up residence at the end of the year.

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