help us capitalize on
this remarkable opportunity
has become a place where municipalities and civic groups from across the nation
come to see how to get things done. Thanks to the generosity and support
of our leaders and friends, we have created—in the Indianapolis Zoo—an
organization capable of making a real difference for the future of the natural
world and an organization that contributes every day to the quality of life in
With the International Orangutan Center as the powerful first step in the
creation of the International Great Ape Center and the rejuvenation of our lion,
tiger, and family areas, the Zoo will be an even stronger resource for
education, conservation, research, and economic development.
The orangutan habitat will begin to change the way these magnificent animals are
perceived and, we hope, secure a brighter future for them in the wild. It will
inspire countless visitors to rethink their relationship with wild animals and
the places they rely on to survive long-term.
This is an exhibit that will change the world—and Indianapolis—for the better.
Your Indianapolis Zoo stands strong and ready. The world-renowned expert
is on board. The designs are complete. And eight orangutans are waiting in the
wings. Now, all we need is your help.
We invite your careful consideration of a generous response to the challenges
and opportunities before us: supporting a wondrous future for our children and
grandchildren, advancing Indianapolis as a world leader in conservation and
zoos, and helping to prevent the extinction of orangutans.
If you would like to support the Campaign for Conservation and Community: Saving
the Orangutans, please contact:
Tim Ardillo, Director
Office of Institutional Advancement
1200 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222