visiting the Zoo's Cheetah: The Race for Survival
exhibit, Zoo guests can test their running time
against the fastest animal on land. The "Race-a-Cheetah" feature is located near the exhibit exit
and features the voice and photo of Tony Stewart,
Indiana native, animal fan and three-time NASCAR
champion. Guests pay a modest fee of $1.00
to run against an array of LED lights that simulate
the speed of a cheetah and see how their running
speed matches up! All net proceeds from Race-a-Cheetah go the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia,
Africa, to benefit the Fund's work in saving
Thank you to our 2011 racers who made a difference
for wild cheetahs by raising over $15,700.
Since Race-a-Cheetah opened in 2010, more than
$27,000 has been raised! Your donations will support two cheetah orphans
living at the Cheetah Conservation Fund, sponsor the
care of a litter of livestock guardian dog puppies,
and fund the monitoring of two wild cheetahs.
This program is part of the Indianapolis Zoo's
animal conservation mission.
Help cheetahs win the race for survival by testing
your racing skills during your visit!
Thanks also to The
Tony Stewart Foundation for supporting
Available daily in-season, weather permitting.