lots of great information! petting zoos are always huge hit with kids, so if you're looking for something fun to do, it's always a good idea. unfortunately, later in the day, some animals get a little "overfed," and lose interest in the food your child may be offering. conversely, i'm sure there are times when the animals can get a little over-exuberant with the kids, trying to get at the kids. for smaller kids, you may want to time when you go keeping this in mind. also, bring tons of purell with you to clean off those hands!