INDIANAPOLIS — June 10, 2022 marked the 35th Indianapolis Zoo Zoobilation, ‘Rockin’ with the ‘Roos!

The event first was held in 1986 for the zoo’s relocation to White River State Park and now supports many conservation and education programs for the zoo.

This year’s theme, ‘Rockin’ with the ‘Roos!’ recognized the zoo’s new kangaroo and cockatoo exhibit, Kangaroo Crossing. The exhibit is home to 13 kangaroos (6 males and 7 females), along other species, such as cockatoos, also native to Australia like the kangaroo.

Not only were attendees able to see the new Kangaroo Crossing exhibit and mingle with the ‘roos, they also wined and dined with over 300,000 bite-sized food samples, enjoyed live music and even got up close and personal with a few other zoo animals.

The best food winners for the 2022 Zoobilation event have been announced as the following:

  • Best appetizer: Modita with potstickers 
  • Best entrees. HC Tavern and Kitchen with Steak Diane 
  • Best desert: Convivo with pansotti
  • Best decor: Rise N Roll

Punkin’s Pies Sweet Treats was the People Choice Winner for this year. 

The blue carpet was full of people dressed in their best! Check out these photos of some of the beautiful outfits on display: