Animal Amigo
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Our Current Featured Animal Amigo

African Lion

We’re roaring with excitement over our new featured Animal Amigo! The African lion is native to the grasslands, scrub, or open woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. This iconic animal species is an Indianapolis Zoo favorite, and now you have the chance to sponsor them yourself!

Lions are the only big cats to live in family units called prides. Prides are made up of at least four males and around a dozen females — and that’s not even including their cubs! While the males are the ones who typically defend the pride’s territory, female lions are the primary hunters and leaders. They often work together to prey on large mammals such as antelopes, zebra and wildebeest.

The African lion’s conservation status is considered vulnerable to extinction. Today, there are only half as many African lions as there were 25 years ago mainly due to poaching, habitat loss and the loss of prey due to overhunting. Through the Animal Amigo program, you support the care of African lions here at the Zoo and the Indianapolis Zoo’s global conservation efforts.

For a donation of $50 or more, you’ll receive an Animal Amigo package which includes a lion plush, photo, certificate, trading card and recognition on the Animal Amigo donor board.*

*Animal Amigo donor board is located inside the Oceans building at the Zoo.

Bonus Amigo Alert!

For a limited time only, sponsor a giraffe for only $50!

For a donation of $100 or more, choose any of these animals and receive a plush, photo, trading card 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.

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