May 5, 2021 (WTHR) – You’ve probably never been closer to the American Alligator.
The Indianapolis Zoo is bringing you a hands-on experience starting Memorial Day weekend.
The zoo will have adult alligators and crocodiles on display and during select times of day, little ones, less than two years old, guests will be able to touch.
“I think people do have some fears or misconceptions around alligators and crocodiles as a whole so seeing the juveniles like this will help people hopefully see them in a new light,” said Indianapolis Zoo Interpretation Supervisor Sara Caruso. “We have been working with them. These guys have been here for several months already, so our animal care team and our animal staff have been working with them to get them to be comfortable out in this type of setting. Going slow at a pace they’re comfortable with and getting them used to being handled and being around people.”