Animals are awesome! This is something that you can count on almost all children agreeing upon. Because of this, children are constantly asking us, as parents, to bring them to zoos in order to enjoy the presence of animals. Children will run around the zoos, looking for their favorite animals, discovering animals that they might have never even heard about before, and finding brand new favorites. Children love attending petting zoos because it allows them to see animals that they never get to see anywhere else, and also allows them to learn about these animals, while getting a sense of the great outdoors and enjoying some family time. However, if there is one negative aspect of petting zoos, it's that you can only get so close to the animals. In fact, many are so far away from where the spectators stand, it can make it difficult to even see them sometimes. Because of this, a fantastic location to bring children to get a similar experience of attending a zoo, but with a more hands-on approach is by taking them to attend a petting zoo.
Petting zoos are very similar to regular zoos, but with a few major additions--the children are able to feed and actually pet the animals that are at the petting zoos. This can be an excellent and very exciting concept to many children because many of them would not expect for a place like this to even exist. Imagine the look on your child's face when you tell them that they are going to be able to spend the weekend petting, feeding, and learning about all of their favorite animals. Many children would immediately begin to campaign for you as the worlds' greatest parent.
Petting zoos are so beloved, first and foremost, because of their incredible variety and large number of animals. They have all of the barnyard animals that you would expect them to have such as pigs, cows, goats, sheep, ducklings, chicks, chickens, horses, llamas, and even ponies. However, many petting zoos also have a section for exotic animals. This section is dedicated for animals that are a specialty of the employees of that particular petting zoo, and can vary greatly depending on the geographical location of that petting zoo. These exotic animal sections can vary greatly, but can include animals such as monkeys, lion cubs, alpacas, zebras, parrots, snakes, iguanas, and so on. There are a lot of different petting zoos that have a great variety of animals in their exotic animal sections, so the best way to find one that fits your style is by checking the websites of all of the local petting zoos to see if there is one that particularly stands out to you.
Petting zoos are a fantastic place to bring children on any occasion, and the children will most certainly love and appreciate you for thinking to bring them to one. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime and the making of memories that will last.