The mission of the Indianapolis Zoo is to inspire local and global communities to celebrate, protect, and preserve our natural world through conservation, education, and research, and by providing an enriching and wondrous environment for our visitors and the animals in our care. In short, we are about connecting animals, plants and people. Since opening in 1964, the Indianapolis Zoo has been a leader in the movement transforming zoos from places simply to view animals into institutions also dedicated to conservation and education. The Zoo has grown into a world-renowned facility, the first to be accredited as a zoo, an aquarium and a botanical garden. It is home to almost 4,000 animals, including 16 species that are endangered and six that are threatened.
Address: 1200 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222