A few weeks ago, my family and I were down in the Poconos region of Pennsylvania. We stayed in Shawnee-on-Delaware, and while there isn't much to do there, we managed to find a few diamonds in the rough.
As I was going through some of the tourism pamphlets that we grabbed near the check-in desk of where we were staying, I stumbled upon the Pocono Snake and Animal Farm. I was a little hesitant at first, because it seemed a little pricey. However, then I saw that we would be able to interact with the animals!
We drove over, paid our admission fees, and purchased the food that we would need to feed to the animals. We chose to do a baby bottle for the pigs and goats, fruit for the monkeys, and pellets for the bear.
My son chose to feed the bear, although it wasn't as exciting as it could've been. He had to place the pellet into a tube and then watched the bear catch it in her paw as it came out the other end.
My daughter was thrilled with throwing the fruit to the monkeys, and it was so funny how they held their paw out to catch the fruit and shove it in their mouths.
I grabbed the baby bottle filled with milk and managed to feed four different goats with it. I chose not to feed the pigs, although I am not really sure why...Maybe because they had some feed in their stall already and the goats were standing there begging for the bottles!
There were other animals at the farm as well, including many snakes and other reptiles. We didn't spend time with those though, as we were having too much fun interacting with the other animals.
I highly recommend this little animal farm, despite the higher admission fees. At least, they are using their money wisely to care for these animals who cannot be out in the wild.