Meet Animals from Around the World at the Indianapolis Zoo

Guinea baboon family (Papio papio). Animal theme.

An easy drive from Maple Knoll Apartments is the Indianapolis Zoo, a non-profit organization that’s home to an array of animals from across the globe. The zoo strives to inspire people and communities to advance animal conservation, and the admission fee helps to support some of the most vulnerable species.

Here are some of the magnificent animals you can meet while exploring the zoo:

White-handed Gibbon

Found in the forests of south and southeast Asian countries, white-handed gibbons feature light to dark brown fur. Their face has a white colored edge, and they can reach a height of 1.5 to 2 feet. These animals are generally active for ten hours a day, and they use their long, supple arms to swing from branch to branch.

Greater Kudu

Greater kudus are large antelopes that weigh up to 600 pounds. They call Africa home and live within Bushveld, rocky hillsides, and dry riverbeds. Greater kudus feast on leaves, vines, and flowers, and typically only drink water during the dry season.

Guinea Baboon

Guinea baboons are distinguished by their rather long molars and broad incisors. These animals feature reddish fur, and both the front and hind limbs are nearly the same length. They have a small, natural range in equatorial Africa where they live in male-led family groups.

Art at the Indianapolis Zoo

Guests who would like to enhance their experience can enjoy an Animal Art Adventure. This program runs on select dates throughout the year, and the fun includes watching a penguin, walrus, or dolphin create a painting that you’ll get to take home.


The Indianapolis Zoo is just one of the many fascinating attractions near our apartment community. If you would like to schedule a tour of our luxury property, please contact us. We would love to show you firsthand all we have to offer.

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