Big Mama Mini Donkey

Mother to all

Big Mama is around 19 years old and has happily had several babies in her life. Two of which, we have hear at Shepperly Farm.  She is the BEST mother and loves her babies greatly.  She is always the first to bray when you get home or if it's feeding time. 

Shepperly Farm Fun Facts

A bray is the "eeh awe" sound you hear when a donkey is excited!

Donkeys live in small herds.

They do NOT like rain or snow and being in it for too long can make them sick as their fur is not water proof.

Donkeys don't like being alone and can live happily with adult goats!

Donkeys choose the strongest donkey to be their leader. Even if it's domesticated.

They are great guard animals.

They groom each other, much like monkeys!

Donkeys are often fielded with horses to help calm down nervous horses.

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!