Jellystone Park at Gloucester Point™'s Petting Zoo
Our Petting Zoo
Welcome to our petting zoo, consisting of a growing number of rescued and rehomed animals that have found their forever home here at Jellystone Park™. They live happily in their field and come over to the Pinecone Corral during the scheduled petting zoo times. Not all our animals will be available during every petting zoo time. When participating in the petting zoo please remember that all children 12 and under require adult supervision to enter the corral and everyone must be wearing shoes and a wristband.
For everyone’s safety, we do not allow running in the corral or feeding the animals.
Angel and her son, Pistol, came to Jellystone Park in January of 2016 from a small town in North Carolina. Angel is affectionate and loves attention, which made her the perfect start to our petting zoo. Pistol is a silly and adorable little guy, who loves to run and play but knows when it is time to stand quietly for the petting zoo. Angel was born in 2008 and Pistol was born in 2013.
Pistol is a silly and adorable little guy, who loves to run and play, but knows when it’s time to stand quietly for the Petting Zoo.
Angel was born in 2008 and Pistol was born in 2013.
Aurora (Rory) came to Jellystone Park in November of 2017 from a young lady who had rescued her from an abusive situation but could no longer keep her. She came to us very nervous with no handling or training. With time she learned to trust us, progressed with her training, and became friends with her field mates. She learned much of her calm demeanor from Angel and loves to run and play with Pistol. Rory’s age is unknown, but we are estimating her birth year to be 2013.
Buckwheat and Alfalfa came to Jellystone Park in spring of 2019 after their herd was rescued from a hoarding situation and placed at Central Virginia Horse Rescue. Prior to their rescue, neither of these boys had any veterinary care, training, or kind handling. With appropriate training, patience, and a gentle hand, Alfalfa and Buckwheat have progressed tremendously and will join their friends in the petting zoo when they are ready. Their ages are unknown, but we are guessing their birth years to be between 2010 and 2012.
Baathoven & Goatzart found themselves homeless after the shelter in which they lived suddenly closed down. Jellystone Park stepped in and offered these cuties a forever home.
Baathoven quickly learned to love his new home and friends. Face rubs, back scratches, and kisses are his three favorite things. He does not have horns because he was disbudded as a baby.
Goatzart is less affectionate but still enjoys quality time with his people. These two boys have been together since birth and were most likely born in 2012. Goats can and will headbutt if provoked.
Chandler & Joey came from an Alpaca farm in northern Virginia that was downsizing in December of 2016. They have prize winning fleece but have not sired any offspring. These alpacas were not handled much prior to joining the Jellystone Park petting zoo family but, with consistent training, now like & understand their jobs. These boys are not brothers but were both born in 2011 and have been together since birth. Alpacas can and will spit if provoked.
Giant Flemmish Rabbits:
Our Flemish giant rabbits, Dennis Hopper and Rabbit De Niro, are brothers out of a litter of eight born in November of 2016. These rabbits are approximately 15lbs each and are full grown. These boys live in a large outdoor pen, are handled regularly and enjoy being pet when at the petting zoo.
Our Holland Lob rabbits, Jesse and Pippen, have been together for the last 4 years and joined their giant friends in summer of 2019. Both of these boys are extremely friendly and enjoy all the attention they can get. Jesse was born in 2013 and Pippen was born in 2014.
Cupcake & Cookie were found roaming the streets in a small town in Texas. They were taken in by the Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue and shipped to the Virginia Donkey Rescue to find a home. Jellystone Park adopted these adorable ladies in the Spring of 2017. Cupcake loves her new life and all of her friends. She is kind, sweet, and enjoys spending time with kids in the petting zoo. Cookie does not venture far from Cupcake and enjoys all of the attention that comes from being with her outgoing friend. We do not know anything about their previous life and we are guessing they were born between 2003-2008.
Cracker Jack (CJ) was surrendered to the Virginia Donkey Rescue by his previous owners in summer of 2017 and came to Jellystone Park in the Fall of 2017. CJ had no training but is very affectionate and willing to learn. After only a few months of training, CJ proved to be a great addition to the petting zoo. He has a puppy dog personality and will follow you around seeking attention. The growth on his face by his mouth is a bone spur. It does not hurt or bother him.
Ava & Douglas came to Jellystone Park in June 2018 from a local family who could no longer care for them. Their ages and breeds are unknown. They are friendly and enjoy frequent meals, back scratches, and snuggles.
Gordan came to Jellystone Park in the summer of 2019. Gloucester Animal Control picked him up off the streets of north Gloucester. After being at the shelter for a few months, the country decided to euthanize him. Thankfully our friends at animal control contacted us first to see if we would adopt him. Gordan came to us very shy and scared but has since leaned that there is no longer any reason to be afraid. He is very kind hearted and loves his new friends. His age and breed are unknown.