Farm Babies

The Minnesota Zoo’s Wells Fargo Family Farm features three domestic goat breeds – French-Alpine goats of various colors, white Saanen goats, and smaller Pygmy goats.

Where They Live:
At the Minnesota Zoo’s Wells Fargo Family Farm! Our farm is home to chickens, cows, goats, horses, pigs, rabbits, and sheep.

What They Eat:
Our farm animals eat a variety of grasses and grains to keep them healthy. Feeding often happens first thing in the morning, before the Zoo opens, so you might not always see them eating when you visit.

Test Your Knowledge! (answers below)

  1. How long does it usually take for a chicken’s egg to hatch?
    a. 2 days   b. 10 days    c. 18 days   d. 21 days
  1. How long have humans been raising pigs?
    a. 200 years      b. 1000 years     c. 9000 years      d. 20,000 years
  1. Which of the following words describes a young female cow that has not yet had a baby?
    a. calf b. heifer c. yearling d. polled e. cow

Fun Facts!

The average American eats about 250 eggs per year. That means about 76 billion eggs are eaten in the United States every year!

Match the Eggs.Click to download a fun egg matching game.