INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Zoo is expecting perhaps a quarter-million extra visitors this year with the opening of its new orangutan exhibit.
The $26 million International Orangutan Center is opening to the public on May 24. It features eight orangutans living in an exhibit that includes an atrium with a 50-foot ceiling and an overhead climbing trail.
Zoo CEO Michael Crowther tells the Indianapolis Business Journal that a major goal for the center is to educate visitors about the endangered apes. They now only live in the wild on the Southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra, with their numbers down 80 percent in the past century.
The zoo will have a special gift shop for the center, along with a gondola ride passing near the climbing area.
CALL 6: 'Shatter' drug hitting Central Indiana
It goes by many names like “shatter,” “wax” and ‘dibs,’ and it is a dangerous form of marijuana that is…
Pacers earn Game 7 with 101-83 win over Raptors
Paul George scored 21 points, Myles Turner added 15 and the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 101-83 on Friday night to force a Game 7…
Whitestown: Tornado showed need for more sirens
The community of Whitestown says one good thing came out of the destructive tornado that swept through Boone Co. this week: They realized…
What happens to Indiana's 'Safe Haven' babies?
Since the beginning of the year, three babies have been dropped off at fire stations and hospitals – left by their families with first…
First 'Indy Ultimate' 10K this Saturday
You'll have the chance to compete like a professional athlete Saturday at the "Indy Ultimate" 10k race.