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Indianapolis Zoo Lights Beacon at Orangutan Center

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): A 150-foot-tall beacon has been lit for the first time atop the Indianapolis Zoo's new orangutan center that's opening this spring. The beacon glowed a bright orange when was turned on during a ceremony Thursday night. Zoo officials say the light will go on every evening at dusk and is meant to symbolize hope for the future of the endangered species of primates. The beacon is a centerpiece of the $21.5 million center that will be home to eight orangutans and is scheduled to open to the public on May 24.

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