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.
Indiana abortion law blocked by federal judge
A federal judge has blocked Indiana’s new abortion restrictions from taking effect.
Police: Weekend will be safer after arrests
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department rolled out phase two of "Operation First Step," focusing on criminals who've…
Noodles & Co. customers data possibly at risk
Noodles & Company announced Thursday that payment information from debit and credit cards used at certain restaurant locations between…
Cooler than normal temps again today
Enjoy today, rain returns to the forecast tomorrow.
Woman attacks police when she can't access road
A woman was arrested after police say she attacked them because she couldn't pass through a blocked road.