reeves muntjac deer - "Ellie" was born 12/6/15. these mini deer are found in zoos around the U.s., are native to asia, & are the oldest known species of deer. their average height is 15.8"-17.7". Muntjacs are one of the smallest breeds of deer. she will be joining our petting zoo soon! **did you know: ellie lives in the house with us & is litter trained! patagonian cavy - "bear" (female), "jojo" (male), native of ARGENTINA, south america, found in zoos around the world, mature height: 2 ft. tall, mature weight: approx. 30 lbs., can run up to 30 mph, monogamous once mate. **did you know: bear & Jojo can stand up on their hind legs to "beg" for food & even walk a few steps on their hind legs?
miniature zebu cow - "norman" is a zebu steer (male "cow" who can't breed). he is 4 yrs old & has been to petting zoos since he was a calf. zebus are the only "true" miniature breed of cattle as they weren't bred down for their size. they are just as god made them. ** did you know: norman loves to be brushed & will turn his head in different positions to get the full effect. :)
llama - "andy" was born the end of September 2014. he is very playful & so funny. he loves to run behind us on the 4 wheeler & golf cart". **did you know: andy follows me everywhere on the farm & loves to give kisses & "talk".
alpacas - "martin" & "nonee", native of south america, half the size of LLAMAS, can go up much further elevation than llamas, not as prone to spitting as llamas, fiber is highly sought after for clothing. ** did you know: martin & nonee love to be sprayed with the hose when it's hot & nonee drinks out of the hose while being sprayed! :)
trick performing pot-belly pig - "lulu", born jan. 2012, performs 5 tricks: she sits, waves, brings me a dog toy, turns in a circle, & plays "happy birthday" to the birthday boy or girl on her mini kid piano? ** did you know: Lulu's best friend is "lilly" our sheep!
bunnies - "thump" (brown lop ear lion head), "snowflake" (white dwarf lion head), "marley" (black fuzzy lop - angora lop ear). ** did you know: bunnies groom each other & enjoy snuggling together.
emu - "ethel" is a super awesome emu! emus are from australia, & are the 2nd largest bird in the world after the ostrich. the females make a "dinosaur-like sound" & have a claw on each wing. they are very fast & can sprint around 30 mph! ethel will be joining us at petting zoos soon for larger events. ** did you know: ethel loves to have her feathers stroked & lies down to better enjoy it.
1/2 Nubian 1/2 boer goat - "baby grace" is our super sweet precious baby girl who has 3 legs. she was born this way & her "4th" leg is around 2" long. she gets along great & runs & plays just like any other goat. she is a special addition to our family & petting zoo & we love to show that animals with disabilities are just as important as those without. they can function just as well as other animals. she inspires people with & without disabilities alike. ** did you know: as a baby, baby grace loved to be rocked & snuggled?!
bantam (mini) hens/Rooster - "sky", "sugar" (aka little dude), & "maxine". these sweet girls/boy are a hit with the kids & adults for their small size, calmness, & cuteness! ** did you know: our mini hens/rooster enjoy being held & sleeping in your arms!
jacob sheep - "lilly" - these are said to be the kind of spotted sheep that jacob had in genesis of the bible. they can have 2-6 horns. one of our sheep has 5 horns! ** did you know: Lilly loves to run alongside her fence with our golf cart & hops & leaps in the air with joy!
miniature goats - "banjo" (nigerian dwarf), "Doodle" (Nigerian Dwarf/pygmy). banjo is the clown of our petting zoo. he does tricks we have trained him & tries his own tricks too! :) doodle loves to get into mischief & has been featured on channel 4 news midday show. "Freckles & speckles" (nigerian Dwarf) - these playful babies bring smiles to everyone! ** did you know: banjo's best friend & a favorite play mate is nonee, the dark brown alpaca!
MINIATURE DONKEY - "pENELOPE" IS A SWEET LITTLE GIRL WHO ENJOYS HAVING HER SHOULDERS SCRATCHED. SHE HAS A CALM DISPOSITION & IS A PRECIOUS GIRL! **DID YOU KNOW: almost all donkeys have a "cross" across their backs? it is called the "Donkey's Cross" . It states that Jesus rewarded the donkey for his loyalty to Him when he carried Jesus into Jerusalem and staying with Him at the crucifixion by placing the shadow of the cross across the donkeys back for all to remember the importance of God's humblest of creatures.
sulcata tortoise (african spurred tortoise) - "harold" is a young tortoise. they arefrom the hot, arid regions of the Sub-Sahara. sulcatas are surpassed in size only by the giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands and Seychelles. They can grow to over 70 lbs. & live over 70 years. **did you know: sulcatas have cute personalities. they have been known to go for walks with their owners & to push balls around with their noses for fun.
PEACOCKS - "king" & "thelma". WE CAN BRING A MALE & FEMALE PEACOCK TO FILM FOR COMMERCIALS, TV SHOWS, ETC. THEY ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE ABOVE EVENTS. **did you know:"king" loves to show off for his peahen "thelma" by displaying his beautiful tail feathers. if she doesn't pay attention to him, he will show off for the ducks or chickens. :)
TURKEYS, MINI DUCKS & FULL SIZE DUCKS - MALES & FEMALES (AS LONG AS FEMALES ARE NOT SITTING ON EGGS) CAN BE BROUGHT FOR COMMERCIALS & TV SHOWS.
** Note that we make every effort to bring the animals listed. There are some cases where that is not possible (ex. if one is not feeling well, or has an injury, etc.). we reserve the right to not bring certain animals, for their welfare, with or without notice.
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