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Conservation Heroes Honored at 2023 Indianapolis Prize Gala
The Indianapolis Prize?

It all began as a question: What can we do that will really make a difference in saving the lives of endangered and threatened animals all over the world? That question led to the concept of the Indianapolis Prize, an initiative that would approach the issue of animal conservation in a whole new way by combining significant financial support with programs that build emotional and intellectual support. The Indianapolis Prize awards $250,000 to one of the most successful animal conservationists in the world, while five DeHaan Finalists each receive $50,000.

The Indianapolis Prize?
Dr. Rob Shumaker, President & CEO, Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.
Indianapolis Prize Lecture Series

2023 Prize Winner, Dr. Pablo Borboroglu speaking at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

2023 Indianapolis Prize Gala - Winner Presentation
Expressenz Dance Center dancers
2012 Winner Dr. Steven Amstrup and Indianapolis Zoo guests

Meet a Hero, Indianapolis Zoological Society, Sept. 30, 2023

2023 Indianapolis Prize Honorees
Harrison Ford, Actor and environmentalist 

Actor and environmentalist recognized at Indianapolis Prize Gala, Sept. 29, 2018

Support the world's most vulnerable animals

Champions for Our Planet: The Indianapolis Prize Guide to Animal Conservation Giving connects you with the people on the front lines of animal conservation, turning the tides from extinction to hope. Join them in changing the future.

The Prize

A Short Film on the World's Leading Award for Animal Conservation

Praise for the Indianapolis Prize
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