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Indianapolis Zoo

White River State Park, 1200 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, 46222

Indianapolis Zoo
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The 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.
It opened on April 18, 1964, at its original location in George Washington Park on East 30th Street. By the 20th anniversary of the zoo, its animal collection had doubled in size and it was determined that the zoo needed a new location where it could continue to expand. The old zoo closed in 1987.

The new and current zoo in White River State Park was opened in 1988.

The Indianapolis Zoo is organized around the concept of biomes. Biomes are areas of the planet with similar climate, plants, and animals. Animals at the Indianapolis Zoo are clustered in groups with similar habitats, which define the biomes. The biomes are Oceans, Forest, Deserts, Plains, and White River Gardens.

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