The Little Rock Zoo opens its new Arkansas Heritage Farm exhibit at 10 a.m. today when Heifer International will officially donate live animals.

Heifer, which provides livestock around the world, will be at the center of the zoo’;s new exhibit, with information about the Little Rock-based organization’s work.

Animals will include Katahdin sheep, Blackberr sheep, various breeds of chicken and turkeys, geese, pygmy goats and miniature donkeys and horses. (No pigs?) Visitors will be able to pet, feed and groom animals with the staff.

Heifer’s donations include a “chicken tractor” — a moving chicken coop with no hard flooring. The chickens do the aerating and fertilizing of soil as it moves around.


The new exhibit is an overhaul of the old children’s farm and includes a new playground.