Merlin the Wizard Goat

The Great Disappearing Goat

Merlin the Wizard is a rescue and new to Shepperly Farm. He can perform great magic acts: from scaling the thinnest of fences, to disappearing and then reappearing out of nowhere. Since we took him in, Merlin has been a little guarded, but he is finally warming up enough to take snacks our of our hands. His long beard gives him an uncanny resemblance to the famed wizard Merlin himself. 

Pictures of Merlin the Wizard

Shepperly Farm Fun Facts

Goats were one of the first animals to be tamed by humans and were being herded nearly 11,000 years ago. In fact, goats are so used to being part of a herd, that they can become depressed if they do not have other goats as companions.

Being mountain animals, goats are fantastic climbers. They have been known to use other items to climb on to roofs or even all the way to the top of trees!

Goats can easily be taught their names so they can come when they are called.

Goats have about the same life span as a dog.

Although goats are often portrayed as animals who eat tin cans and articles of clothing, they are actually very picky eaters. They tend to not eat food that has been walked on or been laying out for over a day, preferring clean food instead.

Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo

Where Fur and Fun Meet

Join us at Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo, where our animals are family. We have over 100 animals who love to be around people. All of our animals love to be pet, scratched and loved on by our visitors to the farm. We hope you come to Shepperly Farm and learn something new and leave with a new found appreciation and respect for animals. But it's not just animals here- we also have concessions, yard games and a party room with vintage, coin-operated arcade games. 

So come down to the farm, relax, and have fun with our furry pals! 

Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo

Meet Our Furry Friends

We are proud to have over 100 animals at our petting zoo for your family to enjoy. All of our animals are taken care of and loved every day. We have wallabies, chickens, goats, alpacas, rabbits, donkeys, ponies, ducks, pigs and more. During your time here, feel free to pet, scratch and love on all of the animals who call this farm home. Animals can provide great comfort and relaxation, so we hope your soul feels refreshed after visiting Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo in Cañon City, Colorado.

Enjoy meeting all of our furry friends here at Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo!