Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Z/Alphabe-Thursday

 Donkey at petting ZOO

Z is for ZOO - petting ZOO, actually

Now that most Canadian kids live in urban areas or in towns and villages, farm animals are nearly as exotic to them as animals from Africa and Asia. Only kid-friendly animals usually appear at petting zoos, so children are free to actually touch them gently with their hands.

 Alpaca (I think)

Adults like me find it fun to get up close too.

 Goats and sheep

Even goats and sheep are "foreign" to most Canadians so are great parts of a petting zoo.


Pony

And so are ponies.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE 

48 comments:

Revrunner said...

Amazing creatures, every one.

Andy said...

Your photos prove this is a fun place for kids.

Jacquelineand.... said...

I love them all, but must admit to thinking donkeys are the cutest thing ever! Love the way you've captured their personalities. =)

Margaret Adamson said...

Yes these places are great for children and adults to getup close and personal. Love the donkey and I think the Alpaco has a bad hair day,

Terri said...

Beautiful animals and I like these little petting zoos for kids (and adults).

Kate said...

Spectacular second photo!!

Judy said...

You are so right about not seeing the farm animals that my parents took for granted... I love the hair on the alpaca!!

William Kendall said...

That alpaca's quite a standout!

Jeanne said...

I love your shots of this little petitng zoo, and so fun for the kids to have a chance to be around these animals. You are so right that most urban kids really don't get to see many of these any more.

Mersad said...

Alpacas are always so cute and innocent looking. Love your images!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

RA Berks said...

Great photos! I love petting zoos...if the animals are happy and taken care of that is. I was at one the other day and wished I could of taken the mini donkey home with me!...he was very neat!

see you there! said...

That alpaca is colorful.

Darla

Sandra said...

I would spend the whole time petting. i love petting zoos. i like the expression on the boys face in the first shot...

Karen S. said...

How very fun this was for us as well. Great photos from your visit!

Mary Hone said...

Awwww, they are all so cute!

Randy said...

Cute animals.

Lois said...

So cute! I love petting zoos.

TexWisGirl said...

so sweet. :)

Sylvia K said...

Petting zoos are terrific and I love them, too! A great chance for kids/us to see animals that we don't have a chance to see living with concrete/pavement/buildings instead of nature!! Wonderful, fun captures for the day!! Thanks for sharing! Hope your week is going well!!

Jenny said...

I live in farm country and I still love petting zoos! I'd be the one dragging my kids over to see the animals.Who can resist the patient donkey and the quirky alpacas?

Linda W. said...

Cute animal pics. Looks like the kids are having fun!

Pawanna said...


I like to visit the Zoo. Alpaca has beautiful eyes :)
Thank you for the nice visit ... see you

Ginny said...

That alpaca looks like he just had a perm! I love petting the animals, too! Also loving the pretty blue fence!

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful shots! I always enjoy petting zoos.

Craver Vii said...

I like pictures of petting zoos. All of the cuteness... none of the smell. ;-)

RedPat said...

It's nice for us adults to see 'exotic' creatures too! ;-)

Gail Dixon said...

Sweet collection of animals. The alpaca reminds me of James Brown.

cieldequimper said...

The alpaca is great!

It's sad to think that kids nowadays don't even know what chicken look like and believe that they come in boxes... My question: what's up with the parents?

NatureFootstep said...

lol, I really love the "hairdo" of the alpaca :)

carol l mckenna said...

Adorable critter photography at the Petting Zoo for Z ~ thanks!

Happy week to you,
artmusedog and carol
A Creative Harbor

Cloudia said...

Something very sweet about kids and animals. Especially your top shot



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Felicia said...

petting zoos are wonderful for big and little kids.

Lisa Gordon said...

They are just precious (both the kids and the animals!).

edenhills said...

I have to say that goats are always great! ;-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What neat photos. We saw either an alpaca or llama...we weren't sure which! lol Love going to a zoo like this one! Hugs!

Marie said...

Perfect for the letter Z! Love the photos, especially of the donkey.

Jack said...

That alpaca (I think) is so unusual. I wonder how many Canadians come across them, whether they are urban or rural.

fredamans said...

Beautiful animals!

Stephanie said...

Great shots!

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

great photos and such a good opportunity for children

Malyss said...

This alpaga is really a strange but lovely one!

Gattina said...

So often city kids have never even seen a cow ! Beautiful pictures !

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Kids and animals - my favorite combination!

Halcyon said...

I may be an adult, but I still enjoy the petting zoo!

Jim said...

You found a nice petting Zoo, Ms. EQTG. I like them but those kids really like them. The sheep and goats would be my favorites.
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Betty said...

I enjoyed the trip to your petting zoo. I'm afraid a lot of kids here don't see a lot of different animals either. We drive past cattle often, but not much else.

Indrani said...

Good experience there for the kids, it must be wonderful to pet them :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

yay for petting zoos and those wonderful docile animals! great captures, all!

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