We are very excited to have you visit Wild Hearts Petting Zoo or book our Mobile Teaching Zoo. If you have a question, you might find the answer here. If not please email us at contact@wildheartsafricanfarm.org and we will get back to you with an answer! Thank you so much!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Can we visit anytime?
    A: Wild Hearts African Farm & Petting Zoo is available to visit by appointment only. A tour guide will walk you around the property to see the animals. We are also operating our Mobile Zoo, and are currently booking tours around that schedule. Call us at 937-416-5520.
  • Q: What kind of animals will we see at Wild Hearts African Farm & Petting Zoo?
    A: We are home to over 30 animals and 20 species, ranging from domesticated Nigerian Dwarf Goats, mini pigs, and ducks, to native wildlife such as owls, hawks and eagles, to small exotics like African tortoises, hedgehogs, ferrets and iguanas.
  • Q: Do you have dangerous animals like lions, tigers, bears or venomous snakes?
    A: We do not have and we do not plan to ever have dangerous animals.
  • Q: Will we get to feed or touch the animals in the petting zoo?
    A: We encourage it! Not every animal is touchable, and the tour guide will explain what animals you can touch. Touchable animals include our Patagonian Maras, tortoises, goats, ducks, lizards, ferrets and more!
  • Q: Are you handicap accessible?
    A: Not at this time. This is a working farm and there are a variety of uneven surfaces such as gravel and grass that are within our petting zoo area.
  • Q: What is your farm producing?
    A: Currently we produce corn, soybeans, goat kids and duck eggs.
  • Q: Where are you located?
    A: We are located at 8079 Salem Rd. Lewisburg, Ohio 45338.
  • Q: What is your mission?
    A: Wild Hearts African Farm & Petting Zoo’s mission is to make a positive impact on wildlife conservation both locally and globally through unique educational experiences while providing a fun and recreational resource for our community.
  • Q: Are you members of a professional organization?
    A: Professionalism is highly important to us. Our five year plan includes becoming an accredited organization, which is a long process. Amanda Badger has been a professional member of the Zoological Association of America since January 2015.
  • Q: Don’t animals belong in the wild?
    A: Absolutely. Animals are a crucial part of the wild and ecosystem. They are a crucial part of our lives as pets, as working animals and as food for people and other animals all over the world. Wildlife around the world are facing difficult times including human-wildlife conflict, poaching, habitat loss and climate change. We believe that it is equally as crucial to help wildlife by protecting their environments, raising awareness for their cause, and ending the trafficking of their ivory, horns and other body parts. It’s a complex situation, but we all can make a difference! Sending animals to the wild without proper resources is like releasing a fish into a dry lake. You released it, but what did you achieve?
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