The Indiana Family Farm is a must-see attraction at the zoo. Guests can walk through a working barn and pet donkeys, sheep, pigs, and more! Just outside the barn is the chicken coop where the rooster crows, and a few yards down the path is the goat yard – where our curious goats are always ready to make a new friend.
It takes many hardworking hands to care for all of our hoofed and feathered friends, and those hands stayed busy this summer! Here’s a 2015 recap of the Indiana Family Farm by the numbers:
- 9 zoo keepers
- 12 species of animals
- 29 goats
- 48 individual animals in all
- 680 bales of hay
- 1,020 bags of wood shavings
- 3,400 pounds of grain
- 618,498 guests served during the 2015 season
All those numbers add up to one great experience for zoo guests.
Zoo keeper Laura Sievers contributed to this blog and had this to say about her work in the Indiana Family Farm, “Whether it’s the first place or the last place our guests visit, the Indiana Family Farm is a place for making memories.”
Click on the photos to enlarge. (Not pictured: The barn mouse. He was hiding.)