updated: 9/4/2012 7:42:38 AM
The Indianapolis Zoo is set to break ground today on the key piece of its $30 million Saving the Orangutans campaign. Construction will formally begin on the International Orangutan Center, which is scheduled to open in 2014.
August 27, 2012
WHAT: Following years of conceptualization, the Indianapolis Zoo will take the first tangible step toward completion of the International Orangutan Center during a formal groundbreaking ceremony.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 4, 2012.
WHERE: Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis.
WHO: Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard will join Indianapolis Zoo President and CEO Michael Crowther for the groundbreaking. Members of the Indianapolis Zoological Society Board of Directors; cabinet members and lead donors for the Campaign for Conservation and Community: Save the Orangutans; representatives of Turner Construction Company; representatives of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects; distinguished Zoo members and donors; other state and local officials, and Indianapolis business leaders will also be in attendance.
WHY: The Campaign for Conservation and Community: Saving the Orangutans has raised nearly $25 million toward its $30 million goal. The International Orangutan Center, is the centerpiece of the campaign, and scheduled to open in May 2014.
About the Indianapolis Zoo
Located in White River State Park downtown, the Indianapolis Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Association of Museums as a zoo, aquarium and botanical garden. The Indianapolis Zoo empowers people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation.
Source: Indianapolis Zoo