Animal Amigo

Animal Amigo

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Be an Amigo for a year or give an Amigo as a gift!

The Animal Amigo program helps care for all of the animals at the Zoo by funding food, medical treatment, equipment, enrichment items, and habitat improvement for the animals in our care.

Squish and Squash

Our flamingos, Squish and Squash, love giving flamingo kisses to our guests! And now you have a chance to steal a flamingo kiss while experiencing them on a whole new level at Flights of Fancy: A Brilliance of Birds. Starting this Memorial Day weekend, a brand new flamingo feed experience awaits guests, made possible by The Family of Dan and Rhonda Hall. Get up close and personal with Squish and Squash, see their unique pink feathers, feed them their favorite food, krill, and maybe steal a flamingo kiss for yourself!​

We love the bright color Squish, Squash and all the flamingos at the Zoo bring to our environment, and that pink color is becoming more abundant out in the wild. Although their population is increasing, human disturbance and habitat loss threaten this species, but you can help! By adopting Squish or Squash, you are funding a safe habitat for them here at the Zoo, full of healthy food, enrichment items and medical treatment. Becoming an Animal Amigo not only demonstrates your commitment to preserving all threatened and endangered species and helps fulfill the Indianapolis Zoo’s mission, but also allows Squish and Squash to continue giving out all the flamingo kisses they can!


Adopt Squish — $50​

  • ​​Female
  • Hatched July 9, 2014
  • Smallest of the flock
  • Big personality and a strong leader – she keeps the flock in line!

Receive a flamingo plush, photo, certificate, trading card and recognition on the Animal Amigo Donor board.*

Adopt Squash — $50

  • Male
  • Hatched July 13, 2014
  • Laid back, goes with the flow
  • When not with Squish, hangs around two of our other flamingos, Neville and Gronk.

Receive a flamingo plush, photo, certificate, trading card and recognition on the Animal Amigo Donor board.*

Double the fun — Adopt the Pair! — $75

Receive the above benefits along with an extra flamingo plush.​

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Want to sponsor a Different Animal?

For a donation of $100 or more, sponsor one of the following animals:

  • African elephant
  • Amur tiger
  • Atlantic bottlenose dolphin
  • California sea lion
  • cheetah
  • cownose ray
  • reticulated giraffe
  • king penguin
  • lion or lioness
  • macaw
  • meerkat
  • orangutan
  • white rhino
  • ring-tailed lemur
  • Pacific walrus
  • red panda
  • Grant’s zebra

You will receive a plush, collector card, certificate and recognition on the Animal Amigo donor board.*

*Animal Amigo donor board is located on Zoo grounds inside the Oceans building and updated each March for the previous year’s donors.


Gifts and Groups

Animal Amigo donations make great gifts! You can purchase one as an individual or as a group. However, please note that only one of each item will be enclosed per Animal Amigo packet.

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