They were brought to the Zoo to educate guests about Cheetah Conservation. If kangals protect live stock from being preyed by cheetahs, farmers won’t shoot and kill cheetahs. Learn more about the Indianapolis Zoo’s conservation efforts at the Kangal Dog and Cheetah Keeper Chats.
Look no further. Connect with our amazing animals and learn about the wild places they come from.
Kangal dogs are being used in Africa to guard domestic livestock from cheetah predation, which makes killing the cheetahs unnecessary. You’ll get to meet our own dogs, brother and sister duo Solo and Ayla, who demonstrate the abilities of these interesting canine.
Love dogs? Join us and be amazed by these unbelievably agile dogs of all breeds and sizes performing aerial tricks and other fascinating behaviors. Presentations are held in the Arena presented by DairyPure and TruMoo and includes a fun, educational message to teach the importance of animal adoption. Seating is first-come, first-served.