While Kangal dogs originate from Turkey, they are now used in Namibia by the Cheetah Conservation Fund to reduce human-wildlife conflict. By guarding sheep and goats, Kangal dogs prevent predators like cheetahs from preying on the livestock, meaning that farmers don’t have a reason to hurt those predators. Meet the Indianapolis Zoo’s Kangal dog ambassador at our Kangal Chat, and learn more about cheetah conservation at the Cheetah Chat.
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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 dog 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.