Today John and I met up with Christy & Jason (our close friends) for an outing to Henry's Ark and Yewdell Gardens (Look for previous blog post by me about Yewdell Gardens).
Henry's Ark is a little secret hidden in Prospect, Kentucky. It is a unique exotic animal petting zoo open to the public, with the only cost being donations to enjoy.
When we arrived, we found ourselves being greeted by a parking attendant:
He was more than eager to show us the sign that stated, Henry's Ark was not liable for personal accidents, property damage etc. lol
The zoo being a non profit privately owned organization, is struggling to keep afloat due to the costs to care for these extraordinary creatures, such as their pair of Capabaras:
There are Water Buffalo, Zebras, Yaks, Llamas, Goats, Pot Bellied Pigs, Sheep, Emu, Ostrich, Capabara, various unique birds, Camels, Monkeys, Elk, Deer, Antelope, and many other special animals. The rarest being an Albino Peacock.
This massive creature was staying cool by hiding inside his shelter:
Visitors can come in and bring bags of carrots to hand feed most the animals. Feeding time being the most exciting time to visit, is around 10:30 am.
This is really a great place, and a place I will definitely bring my children to, it is a great hands on learning experience for young and old alike, where you can spend some time with some truly special creatures. The staff on site are very friendly and glad to answer any questions any visitor has about the animals they are visiting. I hope that their struggle is met with reward, because to lose a place like this would be tragic.
If you feel so inclined to visit, or to donate to their plight, follow the link to their newsletter: Henry's Ark