Our Animals

All the animals at the Farm are part of our family and we are extremely passionate about the well-being of our furry friends! It is always a joy to see a head pop up when they hear their name!

African animals

On your visit to our African Grasslands, you’ll experience rolling hills that reach across the landscape and give you an incredibly peaceful feeling. As you gaze into the pasture you may see our Zebras, Zebu or Watusi cattle grazing on the natural grasses and shrubs. Behind the high formation of rocks, you may find an egg laid by one of our 3 ostriches.

Oak trees dot the hills and create a canopy of shade, attracting the animals in the afternoon sun.

Barnyard animals

Down on the farm… You’ll enjoy a wonderful time with our potbelly pigs, assortment of chickens, ducks (check out Donald!), and turkeys!
Don’t forget to take a stroll through the bunny yard, where bunnies and guinea pigs enjoy their outside time (when weather permits)!

Big farm animals

Big Farm is where you will find our beloved Friesian horses, Haflingers, a mule, cows, Alpine, Boer, and Nubian goats, Yorkshire pigs, llamas, and alpacas. Our stunning, beautiful, black Friesians have a long history with humans. Hundreds of years ago soldiers used these great animals as war horses. They were big, strong, and trained to charge into battle without fear! Mel and Squirt, New Hampshire Cross Sheep, and Ash, the Nigerian Dwarf goat, are an adorable trio too.


The Farm is home to many wild birds (Red-tail Hawk, Coopers Hawk, Barn Owl, Raven, Dove, Woodpecker, Western Bluebird, Jays, Oriole, Goldfinch ….). We’ve also built an aviary to house peacocks that were raised in a cage.

A Greenwing Macaw, a Citron Cockatoo, a Moluccan Cockatoo, a Lesser Cockatoo, an African Grey, two fancy pigeons, and two Cockatiels also call the Farm home. We aim to raise funds to build a second large aviary so our guests can view the birds when outside.


Cheyenne, our American Bison, was raised near the Viejas reservation in Alpine. He was raised alone, never in a herd, so he will remain alone in his big pasture. He does, however, enjoy and appreciate the company of his neighbors in surrounding pastures. He loves to play with his big scratching toy, run around his pasture, and take naps underneath the oaks. After learning to graze on the wild grasses he has started to enjoy them very much. While at the Camel Oasis you will feel the dry air gently blowing over sandy hills. Palm trees sway at the edge of the oasis where the camels calmly rest.

Mini farm animals

This is one of our favorite pastures for people to visit. We love all our miniature animals. They are absolutely adorable! The six miniature horses are the leaders of this group. However, it is a very dynamic community. Nigerian dwarf goats and pygmy goats also share the pasture.

Louie and Ayden, the mini horses, Dollie, the Nigerian Dwarf goat, and Oink, the Julianna pig, share another wonderful pasture. Louie, Dollie, and Oink have been roommates for a long time and eventually accepted Ayden into their group. They are doing fantastic and love to interact with our guests and students. This mini quartet is one of the most sought-after enclosures for the up close and personal experience.

Our two female donkeys are mother and daughter and always found together among the sheep. The Scottish Belted Galloway mini cows, Poncho and Star, are best friends!


Come to Tortoise Landing and meet Big Daddy, Big Mama, Boba, Thor, and Oni, our Sulcata tortoises. They like to stroll in the sunshine and enjoy their California greens lunches. They can push their way through anything, they are so strong! Sulcata tortoises are the third largest tortoise in the world, only smaller than the Galapagos and the Aldabra. This enormous reptile has a lifespan between 80 and 125 years!
Our corn snake, Lucy, is 4 feet long and lives in the reptile room with our baby tortoises.

Biological Garden

The Farm has been developing the 2-acre biological garden to help feed its animals and serve the community.
Lettuce, mustard greens, dandelions, carrots, parsley, tomatoes, pumpkins, summer squash, zucchinis are the main focus.

Hydroponic system

The hydroponic system allows to grow 200lb of sprouted barley per day. Sprouts are highly digestible and full of good nutrients for the animals at the Farm. When running, the guests can buy a bucket of barley sprouts to feed the animals when visiting.


The farm’s compost is made of manure and greens from the Farm. It’s being used in the garden, orchard, growing pastures and the vermicompost bin. We sell the compost by the yard.


40,000 worms have been added to our 24’ vermicompost bin. It takes approximately 6 months to gather the first castings.