We will be open to the public on Saturday, April 14, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Call 972-3941 for information or email pettingzoo@AState.edu.
Animals on display in the zoo have been sheep, miniature donkeys, miniature horses, deer, ducks, chickens, pigs, llamas, bottle fed calves, turkeys, cats, dogs, goats, and rabbits. We try to have as many young offspring of the animals as we can, so the children can pet both the adult and baby animals. Long lines also wait outside the chick, duckling, and baby bunny petting areas.
In the Spring of 2008, the name was officially changed to the Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo. The Nixes’ children have created an endowment to assist in supporting this endeavor. Their generosity has helped raise funds for general improvement of the facilities.