There is no way your child could be any happier, right? His or her elation is as high as the peak of the ferris wheel behind you and their smile reaches from ear to ear, revealing a dazzling set of blue teeth dyed from the delicious cotton candy. You look at their glowing face and realize, this is bliss personified.
But wait… what was that sound? Your child looks around frantically, hearing the same thing. Among the wind travels a mixture of familiar sounds. The soft clucking of a chicken reaches your ear, followed by the quiet oink of a piglet and the not so subtle bleat of a goat.
Oh Lord… a petting zoo!
A favorite at parties and festivals for years, petting zoos bring joy to children and their parents alike. There is nothing quite as exhilarating to a child than getting up close and personal to a living, breathing animal, and it’s a lot easier for the parents to explain why they are not allowed to take the animals home (looking at you, adorable puppies).
While the petting zoo is a safe, fun experience for the young ones, there are some precautions that we recommend you take before letting th