Bahati, the zoo's new male lion, replaces Bill the lion, who died last April.
The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is now the home to two Tasmanian devils as part of a program to save the species listed as endangered in Australia.
A cheetah named Pounce escaped from its exhibit on Sunday morning prompting an hour-long lock down.
The zoo has launched a campaign with a goal of $30 million to help cover the cost of the exhibit.
The Indianapolis Zoo Opens a New Exhibit Featuring Cheetahs