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2018 Indianapolis Prize & Animal Amigos

Conservation Heroes

Your donation to our Animal Amigos program helps us support global conservation efforts. Help protect species just like the heroes of the Indianapolis Prize — the world’s leading award for animal conservation. You’ll also receive an Animal Amigos package which includes a corresponding plush, photo, certificate, trading card, and recognition on the Animal Amigos Donor board.*

For a donation of $50 or more, sponsor any of the following Animal Amigos below that represent the 2018 Prize Winner and Finalists.

Russell Mittermeier, Ph.D.
Goliath Frog

In his adventures wading through piranha-infested waters and catching Goliath frogs, Dr. Russell Mittermeier has discovered more than 20 species new to science and even has eight named after him!

Sponsor the Goliath Frog

Rodney Jackson, Ph.D.
Snow Leopard

In his tireless efforts to save the mysterious and endangered snow leopard, Dr. Rodney Jackson helped lead an international team in the first-ever range-wide genetic assessment of the cat.

Sponsor the Snow Leopard

Joel Berger, Ph.D.
Rhino

Dr. Joel Berger’s studies led African nations to re-evaluate the practice of rhino dehorning. He also travels the Arctic studying flagship species like muskoxen.

Sponsor the Rhino

Carl Safina, Ph.D.
Shark

An ocean restoration pioneer and author of seven captivating novels, Dr. Carl Safina brings species’ stories to life. His work also extends to dry land, exploring the way animals like elephants and wolves think and feel.

Sponsor the Shark

Sylvia Earle, Ph.D.
Sea Turtle

Dr. Sylvia Earle is a trail blazer for the world’s oceans and the species living there. She has spent more than 7,000 hours underwater and still holds the record for the deepest untethered walk on the sea floor.

Sponsor the Sea Turtle

P. Dee Boersma, Ph.D.
Penguin

On the coast of Argentina, Magellanic penguins have Dr. P. Dee Boersma to thank for their thriving colony. She has spent more than 30 years protecting them from oil spills, habitat loss and road construction planned through nesting sites.

Sponsor the Penguin

*Animal Amigo Donor board is located inside the Oceans building and updated each March with the previous year’s donors.

Ready to Become an Animal Amigo?
Want to sponsor a different animal? For a donation of $100 or more, choose any of the following Zoo animals and receive a corresponding plush, photo, trading card, magnet and certificate. Plus you'll be recognized on the Animal Amigo Donor board.*
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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.