Thorni Ridge Exotics provides hours of family fun education and entertainment with a true hands-on animal experience.‭ ‬This is what sets our petting zoo above any other.‭ ‬Visiting families enjoy a personal,‭ ‬hands-on opportunity with exotic and farm animals‭ ‬.‭ ‬We encourage touching,‭ ‬hugging and feeding offering a true PETTING ZOO experience.
WE PROVIDE‭ ‬panels,‭ ‬animal handlers and an assortment of all our Exotic and farm babies which could include; ‬Fainting and Pygmy goats,‭ ‬Potbellied pigs,‭ ‬llama,‭ ‬Alpaca,‭ ‬Kangaroo or Wallaby,‭ ‬Lemur,‭ ‬African Spurred Tortoise,‭ ‬Flemish rabbits,‭ ‬Zebra,‭ ‬Camel,‭ ‬Eland,‭ ‬Nilgai,‭ ‬Water Buffalo,‭ ‬Bison,‭ ‬Elk,‭ ‬Fallow deer,‭ ‬African Crested Porcupine,‭ ‬and sometimes a surprise baby animal.‭ ‭ ‬Admission to the petting zoo is FREE with our charging for cups of feed.

We provide hand sanitizer at all time during the event.

WE NEED‭ ‬a grassy area or barn/tent,‭ ‬access to cold and hot water,‭ ‬electricity with‭ ‬4‭ ‬outlets,‭ ‬lighting.
Pony rides with petting zoo:‭ ‬ either‭ ‬$250.00/‭ ‬per pony and handler per hour for FREE rides‭ (‬organization may charge‭) ‬OR‭ ‬$150.00/‭ ‬per pony per day with handler and we charge for rides.

Only pony rides‭ ‬...‭ ‬$500.00‭ ‬minimum. ‭ ‬Additional pony and handler‭ ‬+‭ ‬$250‭ ‬per hour. ‭ ‬Additional time‭ ‬+$150‭ ‬per half hour.

COST is determined by travel distance,‭ ‬and attendance.‭ ‬Generally per day cost is approximately‭ ‬$750.00.

Additional options:

Bounce house rentals.

Photo Kiosk:‭ ‬getting your picture with a kangaroo/‭ ‬wallaby‭ ‬/‭ ‬lemur‭ ‬/‭ ‬baby alligator.

When booking a‭ ‬50%‭ ‬deposit is required to confirm time and date with balance due day of party.‭

All-inclusive event:‭ ‬free admission,‭ ‬handlers,‭ ‬cups of animal feed and free pony rides,‭ ‬free photo kiosk,‭ ‬free bounce house(s‭) ‬starting at‭ ‬$1,000‭ ‬per hour.‭ ‬Each additional pony‭ & ‬handler‭ ‬+$250.00