The Zoo’s Farmyard is a special place. Beloved by children, especially the littlest ones, the animals there represent a treasured part of American life. Goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, cows, and sheep, along with miniature horses, are some of the first animals that children learn about and grow to love. The Zoo’s Farmyard, built in the 1970s, was part of a different era in animal habitats and conservation. Built for ease of upkeep then, we have an opportunity today to create a 21st century space designed for education and conservation.
With your support everything is possible.
Farmyard renovations have begun! New habitat space will showcase heritage breed animals — breeds that were perfect for a small family farm in the past but are rapidly disappearing from the landscape.
With a very generous donation from Wheels in the Woods, the Zoo will reconstruct and reconfigure all pathways, outposts and play areas to ensure safe and traversable access for children and adults of all abilities.
And for every dollar you donate today, Wheels in the Woods will match it dollar for dollar, up to $100,000!