Mommy & Baby pony at Bengtson's pumpkin farm

The Best Petting Zoo Animals, According to Kids

Going to the petting zoo is a blast for kids. They get to see all sorts of animals up close and personal, and maybe even get to pet them! But what are the best animals to see at the petting zoo, according to kids? We asked around, and here are the top five pets, in no particular order.


I used to think that ponies were just a trend or a phase, but now I see that they can be incredibly gentle giants that make anyone smile. When you feed them carrots, they’ll nuzzle up to you and sometimes even let you pet their soft fur. That makes almost everyone happy and it’s a great feeling for them. On the other hand, it’s dangerous to get kicked by a pony, so it’s useful to know that ponies can be dangerous sometimes.


Goats are one of the most popular animals in the petting zoo. They are friendly and love to be around people. Just watch out for their horns! Goats are also very curious animals and will often explore their surroundings by jumping and climbing. They are excellent climbers, and can even climb trees!


Pigs are very intelligent animals and are second only to dolphins in intelligence. They are known for being very clean animals and will often take mud baths to cool off in the heat of the day. They have also been known to learn tricks, and some have even been taught to operate a video game joystick. Pigs can weigh up to 1,000 pounds and have a very good sense of smell. However, pigs are also very lazy and will sleep up to 14 hours a day. They also have very good hearing, and their hearing is better than dogs, cats, and even humans.


Chickens have had a variety of roles throughout history, from food sources to religious and cultural icons. They’re even used for entertainment at petting zoos! Chickens are bred for different traits, including plumage, size, and egg-laying abilities. They are omnivores, so they can eat a variety of things. Chickens lay eggs, and their eggs can be cooked and eaten. However, they can also be used to feed other animals like quail and reptiles.


Rabbits are a common sight (and feel) at the zoo. The pygmy rabbit, in particular, is a small, furry animal that kids and adults of all ages can hold, feed, and play with when they visit the local zoo. It’s important to remember, however, that these furry animals are delicate, which means that they may not enjoy being squeezed nearly as much as they enjoy eating the fresh carrot. So do be mindful as you stroke and pet the furry rabbit, as it is a creature that needs to be taken care of with care and love.

Petting zoos are an excellent way for kids to interact with and learn about animals that they would normally never get the opportunity to interact with. When you take your kids to a petting zoo you can have a fun day that they’ll remember forever! So what are you waiting for? Bring your kids here at Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm and Park!