INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Construction crews have reached the halfway point in building a new orangutan center at the Indianapolis Zoo.
The zoo says in a newsletter that construction is expected to be complete by December.
The exhibit will feature an aerial gondola ride for visitors to see the eight orangutans.
The zoo has emphasized the need to protect orangutans and educate the general public about the primates.
The World Wildlife Foundation says the two species of orangutan numbered 230,000 a century ago. The eight apes from the Southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra living at the zoo will be among about 50,000 remaining.
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Greenfield police officers are spending their Sunday giving 41 deserving children a day out on the town for the holidays.
A winter weather advisory was issued for Wayne, Union, Switzerland, Ripley, Ohio, Franklin, Fayette and Dearborn counties on Saturday night.
IMPD officials say a 3-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the head Saturday evening.