conservation at the Indianapolis Zoo
Conservation is the motivating force behind the mission of
the Indianapolis Zoo. We participate in conservation programming on multiple levels.
Polly H. Hix Institute for Research and Conservation
at the Zoo is managed by the staff of the Polly H. Hix Institute
for Research and Conservation. Programs include
educational programming, global initiatives, mycarbonpledge.com,
community outreach, exhibit interpretation, special Zoo
experiences, and of course, the Indianapolis Prize.
Zoo-Supported Global Initiatives
The Indianapolis Zoo supports conservationists around the globe
who are making a difference in home range countries of
endangered and threatened animals.
This conservation initiative inspires individuals to make their
own contributions to helping preserve the Earth's atmosphere.
and Sustainability Programs
The Indianapolis Zoo is committed to operating as a green
institution and joining with our visitors in programs that
promote sustainability over the long term. The Zoo recycles its paper, aluminum, corrugated cardboard,
newspaper, plastics, and more. We also conduct Power
Recycling events where electronics can be brought to the Zoo for
The National Elephant Center
The Indianapolis Zoo supports the National Elephant Center, the
result of a unique collaboration among zoos accredited by the
Association of Zoos and Aquariums; individuals and organizations
that care deeply about elephants; and Waste Management, a
corporation committed to the environment and species