Conservation
Conservation

Saving Species Locally and Globally

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Our Conservation Mission

The mission of the Indianapolis Zoo is to empower people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation.

From recycling cans, cardboard and manure, to increasing the population of African elephants and rare iguanas, here’s a taste of what the Indianapolis Zoo is doing to ensure the continued conservation of the natural world and wildlife across the globe.

The Indianapolis Prize

The World's Leading Award for Animal Conservation

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Where in the World?
Learn about our conservation efforts around the globe.
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Going Green at the Zoo
The Indianapolis Zoo promotes sustainability.
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GLOBAL CONSERVATION
Learn about our work in the field!

One of the keystones of the Indianapolis Zoo’s commitment to conservation is to support efforts around the world to save wildlife and wild places that are in danger.

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GLOBAL CONSERVATION
Zoo Trips
Travel and experience the wonders of nature with the Indianapolis Zoo.
Costa Rica Trip Indianapolis Zoo
Costa Rica
Luscious land and tropical animals
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Iceland Trip Indianapolis Zoo
Iceland
Home to some of the best views
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Travel to South Africa with the Indianapolis Zoo
South Africa
Exclusive up-close encounters
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Conservations News
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Zookeepers Remarkable Care for Sea Lion Ray
Zookeepers Remarkable Care for Sea Lion Ray

When guests get a glimpse of Ray, one of five California sea lions here at the Indianapolis Zoo, it’s easily...

Meet a Zookeeper for Dolphins
Meet a Zookeeper for Dolphins

When guests attend a dolphin presentation at the Indianapolis Zoo, they are quickly introduced to one of the dolphins and...

International Conservation Grants
International Conservation Grants

Conservation is at the heart of the Indianapolis Zoo‘s mission and through this year’s grant program, we’re supporting researchers protecting...

Indianapolis Prize Finalists Announced
Indianapolis Prize Finalists Announced

Officials from the Indianapolis Prize — the world’s leading award for animal conservation — are thrilled to announce six champions...

Protecting Walrus
Protecting Walrus

By Erika Allen Senior Marine Mammal Trainer As a Senior Marine Mammal Trainer at the Indianapolis Zoo, caring for our marine...