The petting zoo portion
of the exhibit is a big attraction for both young
and old. Here they can feed and even pet dwarf goats
(upper left image) and deer, behind the fences.
The adult male baboons know how to catch peanuts
and constantly amaze people with their skill.
Zoo owner Mark Killman is shown here feeding Jeana,
a two year old female black bear (bottom left hand
corner). Jeana was hand raised by a zoo owner in Alberta
and has been trained to respond to various commands.
Mark has hand raised many great cats, but retains
a very healthy respect for all large predators. To
date the bear has shown no indication of any aggressive
or hostile intentions.