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Indianapolis Zoo chimpanzee exhibit set for May debut

The Indianapolis Zoo plans to debut its expansive, $25 million chimpanzee exhibit next year on Memorial Day weekend.

The exhibit, which spans three separate spaces totaling 9,600 square feet, is called the the International Chimp Complex and is among the largest for a single species ever established at the zoo. It is also the first dedicated chimpanzee habitat to open at an accredited United States zoo since Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo opened its chimpanzee space in 2004.

"To me, this is really historic ... for our zoo, because it's the first time we've ever had chimpanzees," said Rob Shumaker, CEO of the Indianapolis Zoological Society, which operates the 64-acre campus in White River State Park. "It is an enormous investment, and we're very proud of that investment because we're doing something tremendous."

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