Eight Amazing Orangutans.
The Most Important Zoo Exhibit in the World. New Hope for a Species
on the Verge of Extinction.
A dream team of orangutans have kicked off a
new era in Indiana. Their journeys began across the world, but their
stories join together with you and your family in one amazing place:
the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis
Zoo. This is one of the most visually stunning and ambitious zoo exhibits
ever created, with incredible vistas, dozens of unique perspectives
of the orangutans, and mesmerizing interactive opportunities!
Ways to Become Involved
• Support the New Team
Make your gift to help support the Simon Skjodt International
Orangutan Center! Get your exclusive New Team t-shirt with a gift of
$250 or more. Plan on visiting the best zoo exhibit in the world
• Make Healthy Choices
Take the orangutan match quiz and see who you're most like. Then,
encourage your family to sign up for the
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue
Shield Foundation's 5-2-1-0 Countdown to Health Challenge in
partnership with the Indianapolis Zoo and WFYI. Since orangutans
share 97% of humans' DNA, you'll learn how many of the same health
concerns people face in their everyday lives - including weight gain
and diabetes - can be managed through good food choices and daily
What is the 5-2-1-0 Challenge?
Encourage your community school to participate in the FREE
Simon Skjodt International
Orangutan Center Education Program. Students in grades
K-8 will learn about orangutans, their habitat, and their uncertain
future through engaging hands-on activities with a strong
focus on STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math).
Indiana's favorite sports mascots are cheering for the New Team
Some of our favorite Indianapolis Colts players share their
Indianapolis Zoo orangutan draft picks!
Watch more celebrity videos, then take the quiz to find your match.
You just may find you have something in common with one of Indy's
most notable personalities!
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communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal