Winter at the Indianapolis Zoo is the perfect time for Zoo guests to experience our arctic and cold weather animals enjoying their natural climate. Native to the Arctic tundra of North America, Europe and Asia, the Arctic fox is well suited for extremely cold temperatures. Their thick white fur enables them to maintain a consistent body temperature and provides a layer of insulation, as well camouflaging them against the snow and ice. Their short legs, short muzzle and rounded ears all reduce the amount of surface area for heat loss. When temperatures do rise in the summer months, the color of their fur changes to a grey or brown, allowing them to camouflage themselves among the rocks when the snow melts.
Like all animals at the Indianapolis Zoo, Arctic foxes are ambassadors for their counterparts in the wild. While Arctic foxes are listed as a species of least concern globally, certain populations in Norway, Finland, and Sweden are critically endangered. These populations are severally impacted by climate change, human development in their habitat and hunting for their fur. Through the Animal Amigo program, you support the care of our Arctic Foxes here at the Zoo and support the Indianapolis Zoo’s global conservation efforts.
For a donation of $50 or more, you’ll receive an Animal Amigo package which includes one Arctic fox plush, photo, certificate, and recognition on the Animal Amigo donor board.*
For a donation of $100 or more, sponsor one of the following animals: grey seal, American alligator, Orinoco crocodile, lion, rhino, giraffe, brown bear, red panda, meerkat, flamingo, elephant, cheetah, dolphin, orangutan, red kangaroo or sloth. You will receive a plush, photo, certificate and recognition on the Animal Amigo donor board.*
*Animal Amigo donor board is located inside the Oceans building at the Zoo.
For more information or to donate to the Animal Amigo program, please contact James Negron at 317-630-2049, by email at email@example.com, or visit IndianapolisZoo.com and click on Support the Zoo.
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.
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 Amigos packet.