Exotic Petting Zoo
Farm Animal Petting Zoo
Little Explorer Petting Zoo
Wild Things Zoofari
We are the Austin Petting Zoo. Featuring a combination of domesticated animals and some exotic species that are docile enough to touch and feed, our Petting Zoo is available in the Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, Texas areas.
We are designed to provide only relatively placid, herbivorous domesticated animals, such as sheep, goats, rabbits, or ponies, to safely feed and physically interact with the audience. Our Petting Zoo experience provides baby exotic animals as well.
PLEASE READ: Not all animals listed are guaranteed to be at every petting zoo. We will at least provide a wallaby and/or a lemur along with an alpaca and/or a deer in conjunction with a mixture of the other animals listed.
Exotic Petting Zoo with 10 animals.Tax is included in all petting zoos price. $225 The first hour. $100 per additional hour.
Farm Petting Zoo with 10 animals $200 The first hour. $100 per additional hour.
Little Explorers Petting Zoo (can set up inside in the Garage) Provides hands on experiences for the little ones with a variety of Bunnies, Chicks, Ducklings, Guinea Pigs and Hedgehogs. Recommended for ages 1-3. $180 The first hour. $100 per additional hour.
FESTIVALS, FAIRS AND RODEOS
Exotic Petting Zoo with 10 animals (10 x 10) Two hours $350. $125 per additional hour
Exotic Petting Zoo with 20 animals (20 x 20) Two hours $600. $150 per additional hour
Farm Petting Zoo with 10 animals (10 x 10) Two hours $300. $100 per additional hour
Farm Petting Zoo with 20 animals (20 x 20) Two hours $500. $125 per additional hour
Pony Rides We offer a 4, 6 or 8 pony carousel, 4 pony $500.00 first 2 hrs $200.00 each additional 6 pony $700.00 first 2 hrs $200.00 each additional 8 pony $900.00 first 2 hrs $200.00 each additionalCamel Rides We offer a 1 and 2 camel rides 1 camel $300.00 first 1 hrs $225.00 each additional 2 camels $450.00 first 1 hrs $450.00 each additional
We do not charge sales tax or hidden fees. We have the cheapest travel fee in petting zoos and animal shows in Austin. Inside options are available for Fairs, Festivals and Rodeos. Please contact us for options.
We can set up 30 x 30 (30 animals) or 40 x 40 (40 animals) venues. Please contact us for an estimate.
The Giraffe is not included in the petting zoo. There is an additional charge and a minimum of 2 hours.
Below is a list of the Exotic, Farm and Little Explorers animals.
Exotic Petting Zoo Animals
There is an additional $75 for the buffalo in the petting zoo. Buffalo or Bison is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds. They became nearly extinct by a combination of commercial hunting and slaughter in the 19th century and introduction of bovine diseases from domestic cattle, and have made a recent resurgence largely restricted to a few national parks and reserves.
There is an additional $75 for the camel in the petting zoo. A camel is an even-toed ungulate within the genus Camelus bearing distinctive fatty deposits known as "humps" on its back. The three surviving species of camel are the dromedary, or one-humped camel, which inhabits the Middle East and the Horn of Africa; the Bactrian, or two-humped camel, which inhabits Central Asia; and the critically endangered wild Bactrian camel that has limited populations in remote areas of northwest China and Mongolia.Wikipedia contributors. "Camel." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 9 April, 2017. Web. 11 April,2017
There is an additional charge for the Giraffe. A minimun of 2 hrs are required. Please contact us for pricing if you want the Giraffe in the petting zoo.“The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. Its species name refers to its camel-like shape and its leopard-like colouring. Its chief distinguishing characteristics are its extremely long neck and legs, its horn-like ossicones, and its distinctive coat patterns. It is classified under the family Giraffidae, along with its closest extant relative, the okapi. The nine subspecies are distinguished by their coat patterns.” Wikipedia contributors. "Giraffe." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
A wallaby is a small- or mid-sized macropod found in Australia and New Guinea. They belong to the same taxonomic family as kangaroos and sometimes the same genus, but kangaroos are specifically categorised into the six largest species of the family. Wikipedia contributors. "Wallaby." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 6 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
When born, a ring-tailed lemur baby weighs less than 100 g (3 oz.). The newborn is carried on its mother's chest for 1-2 weeks and then is carried on her back. At 2 weeks, the baby starts eating solid food and begins venturing out on its own. But the juvenile is not fully weaned until 5 months of age. Wikipedia contributors. "Ring-tailed lemur." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 12 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
The history of the miniature zebu goes back thousands of years, finding it roots off the coast of Southern India on an archipelago.This climate allowed the breed to develop a higher heat tolerance and insect resistance in comparison to most European cattle breeds. Their highly active sub-dermal twitching muscles and sweat glands are behind these characteristics. Wikipedia contributors. "miniature zebu." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 15 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
Iranian Red Sheep
The Iranian red sheep lives mostly in open rough terrain at medium or high altitudes, where they inhabit rocky hill country, lowland and highland steppes, and rocky semi-deserts, and grass-covered slopes and alpine meadows. They spend the summer at the highest elevations, up to 6000 meters, right below the permanent snow. In winter they move lower and may come into the valleys. They live in small or larger herds, and in the summer the older males live singly or in separate groups. They may live up to 18 years. Wikipedia contributors. "Armenian mouflon." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 12 Oct. 2015. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
The donkey or ass (Equus africanus asinus), is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass, E. africanus. The donkey has been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years. There are more than 40 million donkeys in the world, mostly in underdeveloped countries, where they are used principally as draught or pack animals. Working donkeys are often associated with those living at or below subsistence levels. Small numbers of donkeys are kept for breeding or as pets in developed countries. Wikipedia contributors. "Donkey." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 25 Jan. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
A pygmy goat is a breed of miniature domestic goat. Pygmy goats tend to be kept as pets primarily, though also work well as milk producers and working animals. The pygmy goat is quite hardy, an asset in a wide variety of settings, and can adapt to virtually all climates. Wikipedia contributors. "Pygmy goat." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 12 Jan. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
French Lop Rabbits
The French Lop Rabbit was first bred in France around 1850 and established in France as a rabbit for meat during the mid-19th century. It is believed to have been produced by crossing two existing breeds, the English Lop and the Butterfly Rabbit of France. The Butterfly Rabbit is still bred in France and can be seen at the Grand Prix Show in Paris. This rabbit closely resembles our Flemish Giant of today, but is shorter in body length and weighs approximately 15 pounds. Wikipedia contributors. "French Lop." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 1 Dec. 2015. Web. 25 Feb. 2016
The Angora rabbit (Turkish: Ankara tavsani) is a variety of domestic rabbit bred for its long, soft wool. The Angora is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, originating in Ankara (historically known as Angora), present day Turkey, along with the Angora cat and Angora goat. Wikipedia contributors. "Angora rabbit." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 7 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
The fallow deer (Dama dama) is a ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae. This common species is native to western Eurasia, but has been introduced to South Africa, Fernando Pó, São Tomé, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Réunion, Seychelles, Comoro Islands, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Cape Verde, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, the Falkland Islands and Peru. Wikipedia contributors. "Fallow deer." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 Jan. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the Anatidae family of birds which also includes swans and geese. The ducks are divided among several subfamilies in the Anatidae family; they do not represent a monophyletic group (the group of all descendants of a single common ancestral species) but a form taxon, since swans and geese are not considered ducks. Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water. Ducks are sometimes confused with several types of unrelated water birds with similar forms, such as loons or divers, grebes, gallinules, and coots. Wikipedia contributors. "Duck." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 22 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
Fancy Breeds of chickens are certain ornamental breeds that have special oddities setting them apart from other chickens, such as crests, feathered feet, beards,muffs, unusual colors, five toes, or other unique traits that noticeably stand out. Many birds with Fancy Features are bred primarily for ornamental purposes, but can also have productive dual purpose qualities as well. "Fancy Breeds for Sale." EFowl.com. EFowl, n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
The Flemish Giant originated in Flanders. It was bred as early as the 16th century near the city of Ghent, Belgium. It is believed to have descended from a number of meat and fur breeds, possibly including the Steenkonijn (Stone Rabbit—referring to the old Belgian weight size of one stone or about 3.76 kg (8 lb 5 oz)) and the European "Patagonian" breed (now extinct). Wikipedia contributors. "Flemish Giant rabbit." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 28 Jan. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
Geese are waterfowl belonging to the tribe Anserini of the family Anatidae. This tribe comprises the genera Anser (the grey geese), Branta (the black geese) and Chen (the white geese). A number of other birds, mostly related to the shelducks, have "goose" as part of their names. More distantly related members of the Anatidae family are swans, most of which are larger than true geese, and ducks, which are smaller. Wikipedia contributors. "Goose." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 18 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates. Pigs include the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa), along with other species; related creatures outside the genus include the peccary, the babirusa, and the warthog. Pigs, like all suids, are native to the Eurasian and African continents. Juvenile pigs are known as piglets. Pigs are omnivores and are highly social and intelligent animals. Wikipedia contributors. "Pig." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 5 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
Farm Petting Zoo Animals
The turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris, which is native to the Americas. One species, Meleagris gallopavo (commonly known as the wild turkey or domestic turkey), is native to the forests of North America, mainly Mexico and the United States. The other living species is Meleagris ocellata or the ocellated turkey, native to the forests of the Yucatán Peninsula. Males of both turkey species have a distinctive fleshy wattle or protuberance that hangs from the top of the beak (called a snood). They are among the largest birds in their ranges. As in many galliformes, the male is larger and much more colorful than the female. Wikipedia contributors. "Turkey (bird)." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
Sheep (Ovis aries) are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. Although the name "sheep" applies to many species in the genus Ovis, in everyday usage it almost always refers to Ovis aries. Numbering a little over one billion, domestic sheep are also the most numerous species of sheep. An adult female sheep is referred to as a ewe, an intact male as a ram or occasionally a tup, a castrated male as a wether, and a younger sheep as a lamb. Wikipedia contributors. "Sheep." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
Sheep are most likely descended from the wild mouflon of Europe and Asia. One of the earliest animals to be domesticated for agricultural purposes, sheep are raised for fleece, meat (lamb, hogget or mutton) and milk. A sheep's wool is the most widely used animal fiber, and is usually harvested by shearing. Ovine meat is called lamb when from younger animals and mutton when from older ones. Sheep continue to be important for wool and meat today, and are also occasionally raised for pelts, as dairy animals, or as model organisms for science. Wikipedia contributors. "Sheep." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
"Calf" is the term used from birth to weaning, when it becomes known as a weaner or weaner calf, though in some areas the term "calf" may be used until the animal is a yearling. The birth of a calf is known as calving. A calf that has lost its mother is an orphan calf, also known as a poddy or poddy-calf in British English. Bobby calves are young calves which are to be slaughtered for human consumption. A vealer is a fat calf weighing less than about 330 kg (730 lb) which is at about eight to nine months of age. A young female calf from birth until she has had a calf of her own is called a heifer. Wikipedia contributors. "Calf." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 22 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
The height of a full-grown, full-size llama is 1.7 to 1.8 m (5.6 to 5.9 ft) tall at the top of the head, and can weigh between 130 and 200 kg (290 and 440 lb). At birth, a baby llama (called a cria) can weigh between 9 and 14 kg (20 and 31 lb). Llamas typically live for 15–25 years, with some individuals surviving 30 years or more. They are very social animals and live with other llamas as a herd. The wool produced by a llama is very soft and lanolin-free. Llamas are intelligent and can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. When using a pack, they can carry about 25% to 30% of their body weight for 8–13 km (5–8 miles). Wikipedia contributors. "Llama." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 20 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
The chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the red junglefowl. As one of the most common and widespread domestic animals, with a population of more than 24 billion in 2003, there are more chickens in the world than any other species of bird. Humans keep chickens primarily as a source of food, consuming both their meat and their eggs. Wikipedia contributors. "Chicken." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 19 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
The domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus or Sus domesticus), often called swine or hog, is a large, even-toed ungulate; it is variously considered a subspecies of the wild boar, or a distinct species. Its head-plus-body-length ranges from 0.9 to 1.8 m (35 to 71 in), and the adult can weigh between 50 to 350 kg (110 to 770 lb). Compared to other artiodactyls, its head is relatively long, pointed, and free of warts. Even-toed ungulates are generally herbivorous, but the domestic pig is an omnivore, like its wild relative. Wikipedia contributors. "Duck." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 22 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.
Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the Anatidae family of birds which also includes swans and geese. The ducks are divided among several subfamilies in the Anatidae family; they do not represent a monophyletic group (the group of all descendants of a single common ancestral species) but a form taxon, since swans and geese are not considered ducks. Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water.
Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), cottontail rabbits (genus Sylvilagus; 13 species), and the Amami rabbit (Pentalagus furnessi, an endangered species on Amami Oshima, Japan). There are many other species of rabbit, and these, along with pikas and hares, make up the order Lagomorpha. The male is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a kitten or kit. Wikipedia contributors. "Rabbit." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 14 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Feb. 2016.