Huggable, Furry Family Entertainment
The Traveling Barnyard Petting
Zoo and Pony Rides is a fun filled educational experience. From
birthday parties at your home to mega events, we will provide hours
of quality family entertainment. We cover the tri-state area of
southwestern Pennsylvania. Check out Add Some Wild for a
That’s me, Jan Marchezak with animal expert, author and
national television personality Jack Hanna (director,
emeritus, Columbus Zoo) on the set of Good Morning America
with one of our baby miniature donkeys featured on the
show. That same day the donkey and some of our other
barnyard babies were also on David Letterman. What an
experience! Jack Hanna is awesome! He genuinely loves
animals and is a strong advocate for animal education
encouraging all of us in the animal industry to continue our
efforts to display, educate and entertain generations on the
importance of every animal and how they affect our lives.
Jan with Jack Hanna
On the set of Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer and
About the Zoo
The Barnyard Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, established in 1981, is
a fun, educational and true petting zoo family experience allowing
up-close, hands-on farm animal activity..
Little did we know when we started our collection of baby barnyard
animals that our passion would one day become our livelihood.
All of our barnyard babies are hand fed with tender loving care and
all who visit are welcome to hug, pat, feed, and mingle with all of
our cuddly barnyard critters.
From schools, birthday parties, fairs, festivals, and company
picnics our animals have provided huggable, educational fun! It's a
heart warming experience when special needs children and adults find
a new animal friend.
Our animals have been featured with Jack Hanna on Good Morning
America, David Letterman and center stage at the Benedum Theatre to
participate in operas, have starred on Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood,
done church pageants, nativity scenes, training videos, and