Hay, baby: Newborn farm animals make their zoo debut

Piglets sleep on top of each other.
Piglets settle in for a nap after nursing inside their pen. Pigs typically have a litter of eight to 12 piglets.
Evan Frost | MPR News

On Friday morning at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, tiny piglets curled up with their mother for an after breakfast nap.

Nearby, newborn goat kids got their feet underneath them. Spring is here, bringing with it another annual event — farm babies.

Each year, the zoo features chicks, piglets, ducklings, calves, lambs and goat kids along with the regular residents of the Wells Fargo Family Farm.

Visitors will be able to pick up and hold some of the tiny animals, and learn about life on the farm. There will be daily milking demonstrations and a hay maze in the barn loft, and special weekend activities.

The Farm Babies exhibit runs from March 24 to April 30 at the Minnesota Zoo.

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