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4-H Petting Zoos

This page contains information concerning safe operation of Petting Zoos by 4-H groups.  Policies governing operation of petting zoos and animal exhibitions are found in the California 4-H YDP Policy Handbook, Chapter 11, Health and Safety in 4-H Youth Development Program.

Chapter 11, Section XX, Petting Zoos and Interactive Displays

Bio-Security in 4-H Animal Science

4-H Petting Zoo FAQ

Public Health Reminder for Animal Exhibitors:
The California Department of Food and Agriculture and the Department of Public Health for Animal Exhibitors have released a joint public health statement. Below are the links to the letter and flyers that inform the public about precautions to take around animal exhibits, one in English and one in Spanish.


Clover Safe Notes:

Postings and Signs - These are examples of signs and posters that may be printed and used at your petting zoo event.