Indianapolis Zoo in United States

Indianapolis Zoo

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Size64 acres (26 ha)
Total nrs3
Opened for public1964
Number of species320
Number of animals3
Address 1200 West Washington St.
Zip-code IN 46222
Place Indianapolis
Country United States
Website Website


Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers 1985-1990: Jenny Joyce
Record history
History of updates2022-05-05

Latest document update2022-05-05 04:57:29
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Indianapolis Zoo, located at 1200 West Washington St., in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States , opened for public in 1964.

Living elephants

At the Indianapolis Zoo lives 6 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Ivory born 1982
  2. Jabari born 2023-09-04
  3. Kedar born 2005-10-18
  4. Kubwa born 1976
  5. Tombi born 1976
  6. Zahara born 2006-08-31

Comments / picturesThe Indianapolis Zoo is a zoo located in White River State Park, in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, housing more than 3,800 animals of more than 320 Species and subspecies. The institution is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the American Alliance of Museums as a zoo, an aquarium, and as a botanical garden. The zoo is a private non-profit organization, receiving no tax support and is supported entirely by membership fees, admissions, donations, sales, grants, and an annual fundraiser.

The zoo hosts more than a million visitors each year and plays a role in worldwide Conservation and research

2003: The accomplished the world\'s first successful Artificial insemination of an African elephant, resulting in the birth of Kedar in 2005.

2019: Two African elephants died in 2019 at the Indianapolis Zoo due to an outbreak of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus, or EEHV, Hemorrhagic Disease — a disease that previously was thought to affect mainly Asian elephants.

2020-10-08: Zoo officials said they made "the difficult decision" to euthanize 52 year old African elephant Sophi, after her condition declined over the last few days. Sophi was born in 1968 and came to Indianapolis from a Lion Safari safari park in Canada in 1989.

References for records about Indianapolis Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Indianapolis Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Indianapolis Zoo is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
2012-03-01The big freeze. tackling elephant inbreeding in zoos - Elephant News
2011-09-26New elephant calf for san diego. - Elephant News
2011-01-15Elephant in fatal accident will not be punished - Elephant News
2010-10-06Showme elephants: tom packs elephants - Elephant News
2010-07-07Nominations are now open for the 2012 indianapolis prize - Elephant News
2010-06-03Indianapolis prize, dr. iain douglas-hamilton - Elephant News
2020-10-08Sophi, a 52-year-old african elephant, has died at the indianapolis zoo - Elephant News

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