ENHANCING THE ZOO AND THE LIVES OF THE
It might be easy to build excitement for new exhibits and new programs and
to take a bow for worldwide conservation leadership. For some, it would be easy
to rest on their laurels when their community has joined together and shaped one
of the top 10 zoos in the United States in just 20 years.
But it’s also important to refresh or replace what we already have—and
effectively position the Zoo for its future. While many new exhibits and program
demonstrations have been added and existing areas upgraded, several key areas of
the Zoo are aging, and we must ensure they do not fall below our standards of
excellence. The Indianapolis Zoo is committed to creating world-class animal
habitats and programs that redefine the way in which zoos care for animals and
engage the public.
Therefore, our Campaign for Conservation and Community seeks to complement the
new International Orangutan Center with revitalized habitats involving many of
our most beloved animals—as well as a new front gate and international-quality
shows and presentations.
The Zoo’s strategic plan calls for a renewed focus on ensuring that the
facility is equipped to manage the projected increase in national and
international visitors, including these enhancements:
› Renovations to the front gate and entry plaza
› Satellite parking and shuttle services
› Additional and upgraded food-service facilities and restrooms.
Photos by Fred Cate, Jackie Curts, Kerrie Best
|Lions Among Us
|Flights of Fancy
|Front gate and entry plaza
|Fund-raising costs and interest