My grandma owns a petting zoo with lots of amazing animals. It's The Animal Farm Petting Zoo in Manorville. There are sheep, horses, peacocks, goats, turtles, monkeys, zebu, emu, wallabies, etc. There is also a baby barn full of cuddly bunnies, fluffy guinea pigs, adorable ducklings and a talkative parrot. I always enjoy the baby barn, you probably would too, because you can hold the baby animals.
Many of the animals were pets that were adopted by the farm. My grandma takes these unwanted animals, takes care of them, and keeps them at her farm.
Turns out, you can adopt some of the animals. If you've ever wanted a bunny, duckling, guinea pig or goat, you can get one. If you aren't allowed to get a real pet, you can buy a stuffed one at the gift shop.
There are stuffed animals, inflatable animals, toy animals, and mini rubber ducks. You can also buy bottles of milk and buckets of food to feed to the animals.
If this doesn't sound exciting enough, there is also a train ride, a puppet show and five different playgrounds. The train ride tour brings you around the entire farm to see all of the animals, the puppet show features a character named Super Cow, and the playgrounds are to hang out on.
Since my grandma's petting zoo is only open from April to October, you might be not able to go this month. However, in April you can see all of the new baby animals. See you there.
Call 631-878-1785 or visit afpz.org. The petting zoo is located at 296 Wading River Rd., Manorville.