These 7 Petting Zoos In Illinois Are Fun For The Whole Family

It is not news that kids love the zoo. They stick their faces right up to the glass, point and gasp, and try to touch. While petting the adult lion or hungry grizzly bear in the cage just isn’t safe, there are other animals you can interact with. Petting zoos bring children of all ages closer to the animal kingdom in more ways than one.

If you’ve got an animal lover in your life, then you’ve got to check out these seven petting zoos and farms that let you get up close and personal. Keep scrolling for all the details.

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It’s hard to resist falling in love with these furry faces. If you love looking at critters, you have to visit this exotic animal sanctuary in Illinois.

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