Animal Amigo
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Our Current Featured Animal Amigo

Red Kangaroo

Meet our new roo-mates! For the first time since 2009, the Indianapolis Zoo will be home to red kangaroos with the opening of Kangaroo Crossing presented by Citizens Energy Group. To celebrate, we are giving you the opportunity to sponsor your very own friend from down under.

Native to the scrublands, grasslands, and desert habitats of Western and Central Australia, red kangaroos are the largest marsupial in the world. Their strong legs work much like rubber bands, allowing them to reach speeds of 35 miles per hour and cover up to 25 feet in a single leap. Red kangaroos live in groups called “mobs,” which can sometimes be as large as 100 members. Baby kangaroos, called “joeys,” climb into their mother’s pouch after birth and stay in there until they are around two months old.

The red kangaroo’s conservation status is considered of least concern, however habitat loss, as well as competition with livestock and invasive species, poses a threat to some populations. Through the Animal Amigo program, you support the care of red kangaroos 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 walrus 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.

Get Dad the Perfect Gift!

For a limited time only, sponsor a Scarlet Macaw for Father's Day 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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