Coffee County offers annual petting zoo

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NEW BROCKTON, AL. (WTVY) -- Kindergartners and preschoolers across Coffee County saw lots of farm animals on Thursday morning.

The county held its annual petting zoo in New Brockton where 1,500 kids will be visiting the various animals both Thursday and Friday.

The kids get to see and pet chicks, rabbits, goats, pigs, sheep, and even a tortoise.

The Coffee County Farm-City Committee brought these animals in from different farms across the county.

"It's important to expose them to agriculture because some of them never get exposed and never get to see it. So they get a chance to see some exhibits about agriculture and also hold and touch some animals they wouldn't normally get to see."

High school students in the FFA chapters are helping out in the petting zoo, guiding the tours of young kids as they come in.