LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Have you been to the Arkansas Heritage Farm at the Little Rock Zoo, yet? The Zoo has partnered with Heifer International on this interactive and educational exhibit where the public can pet, groom and feed animals.
The opening on April 2 featured a Heifer “Pass on the Gift” ceremony, an event integral to our field work, in which we officially handed off livestock the Heifer Ranch donated to the exhibit that focuses on sustainable farming and how farm animals can provide life-changing benefits to farming families.
We are excited to support a fellow local organization dedicated to conservation and education! Here's why this exhibit is a must-see:
1. The animals of course!
The exhibit features common farm animals as well as interesting heritage breed species such as Katahdin sheep, Blackberry sheep and various breeds of heritage chickens and turkeys. The exhibit also features geese, African Pygmy goats, miniature donkeys and dwarf miniature horses. In other words, cute level: maximum. Guests will be allowed to pet, feed and groom most animals in the farm!
2. The new playground
3. A Chicken tractor in action
4. The scavenger hunt
5. Prime opportunities to learn something new
Between the live animals, the scavenger hunt and the interactive play graphics, The Arkansas Heritage Farm provides the perfect chance to slip some serious learning in with a big spoonful of fun! Whether you're interested in learning or teaching about animals, Arkansas agriculture, sustainable farming or alleviating poverty, there's a chance for hands-on education for everyone here!
So what are you waiting for? Come on down!