Important: In preparation for our annual Run Wild event, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6. General admission tickets will be sold through 3:30 p.m.


Nigerian Dwarf Goat (credit: Robert Michelson)


Ever met a pygmy zebu? Now’s your chance to hang out with this miniature, humped cattle species that's native to India. Don’t worry, he’s friendly—just like the rest of the farm animals in the Barnyard, including sheep, goats and more!

Barnyard Animals:

  • Guinea Hogs
  • Nigerian Dwarf Goats
  • Pygmy Zebu
  • Chickens



The Petting Zoo is open daily from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Please note: Rain, high heat or other conditions may affect availability.