Kids' Farm

June 12, 2004 – Permanent
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National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Near Rock Creek entrance

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At the Kids’ Farm, children of all ages have an opportunity to meet and greet cows, alpacas, hogs, donkeys, goats, chickens, and fish. During daily demonstrations, keepers chat about the animals’ personalities and the skills, dedication and knowledge it takes to care for them. One of the many ways keepers care for animals is by providing them with enrichment—social encounters, training sessions, objects, toys, sounds, and smells that encourage the Farm’s animals to use their natural behaviors in new and exciting ways. Every time a visitor grooms a miniature donkey or pats a cow’s head, they are serving as living enrichment for the animals.

PLEASE NOTE: Any time you touch an animal there is a risk of spreading germs. Visitors are encouraged to wash their hands any time they have touched an animal.