Where in the World?
Where in the World?
Conservation Efforts around the Globe

Where in the World is the Indianapolis Zoo?

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The Romping Ring-Tailed Lemur

Among the smallest primates in the world, ring-tailed lemurs are found exclusively on the African island of Madagascar.

While they exhibit the same playful behavior of other closely related species, the ring-tailed lemur is critically endangered and has all but disappeared in the wild. At the Indianapolis Zoo, our animal care team strives to promote the natural behaviors of these sociable animals.

The Indianapolis Zoo is also supporting the efforts of Dr. Pat Wright, one of the world’s leading conservationists, as she seeks to count remaining lemurs in the wild and protect their natural habitat.

What our animal care team does at the Indianapolis Zoo directly translates to work in the wild. They learn and communicate findings that can’t be researched in the wild. Collaboration is essential to saving lemurs in the wild today.

Forests of Madagascar

Fighting for the preservation of one of the world’s most playful primates, the ring-tailed lemur.

The African Elephant, the World’s Largest Land Animal.

While the African elephant is one of the most iconic animals of the African plains, it’s also one of the most vulnerable.

Formerly numbering in the millions, the population has declined drastically because of poaching and habitat destruction.

But the Indianapolis Zoo and its partners are fighting to make sure the African elephant re-establishes itself as a thriving species. And with support from the Indianapolis Zoo, Dr. Charles Foley, a leading conservationist, is keeping migration routes open and free of poachers in the species’ natural habitat.

What our animal care team does at the Indianapolis Zoo directly translates to work in the wild. They learn and communicate findings that can’t be researched in the wild. Collaboration is essential to saving elephants in the wild today.

Plains of Tanzania

Courageous conservationists dedicate their careers to save one of the world’s most iconic species, the African elephant.

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