Move over, goat yoga—there’s a new wellness trend in town. You can hug a cow at Aimee’s Farm Animal Sanctuary in Arizona, and it’s the most adorable way to relieve stress.

Visit the farm’s website or Facebook page to learn more.

Would you hug a cow? Are there any other wellness trends involving animals that we should know about? Feel free to reach out and let us know, and check out this amazing Arizona ostrich farm, highlighted in a previous article.

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Animal Sanctuary In Arizona

What other animal sanctuaries are in Arizona?

Looking for more unique animal sanctuary experiences? Stay in a cabin right next to Healing River Ranch, a sanctuary for wild burros, mustangs, and other animals. You can even take a tour of the sanctuary. Goats with Horns Animal Sanctuary in Gilbert is another Arizona farm sanctuary you can tour, which takes in all sorts of livestock, like goats, pigs, and chickens. If you’re more interested in seeing native Arizona wildlife, visit the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale. The center rescues native wildlife that need rehabilitation or long-term care, like coyotes, wolves, bears, wild boars, raccoons, and more. You can take a guided tour of the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, and even take a yoga class there.

Where can I find more animal encounters in Arizona?

The Phoenix Zoo is a great place to visit for animal lovers looking for animal encounters in Arizona. It’s a well-maintained zoo with a great reputation for focusing on conservation and enrichment for the animals in its care, and has a four-star Charity Navigator rating. From camel rides to an interactive stingray exhibit to a walk-through monkey village and even giraffe encounters, the Phoenix Zoo always has unique ways to get up close with some amazing animals. It also regularly hosts events such as “Roars & Pours,” an adults-only happy hour at the zoo with food, games, and animal encounters.

What are some other great day trips in Arizona?

From waterfalls to wine tastings, there's no shortage of day trips in Arizona to enjoy. Visit beautiful Antelope Canyon and admire nature’s handiwork, or stop in Ajo and take a look at some impressive manmade beauty in the form of Spanish Colonial architecture. Walk through the airplane boneyard in Tucson, visit a meteor crater near Winslow, or cool off in a natural waterslide for a relaxing Arizona summer day trip.

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