Sunday, August 29, 2010

Minnesota State Fair - Part 3 - The Animals

The State Fair is also about animals and we took time to visit several including this beautiful horse.

At the newborn barn, you could pose with baby animals.

Found some darling baby ducklings.

Newborn goats.

Newborn sheep. I actually saw one being born but it was pretty messy so I didn't want to shock anyone.

Newborn piglet.

Mama pig in a birthing pen. The laboring pig lays on her side in her own metal platform pen and water squirts on her as she labors. The piglets seem to know right where to go as soon as they are born. We were told that this pen keeps the mama pig from squishing her newborn piglets.

1 comment:

  1. Our fair always has baby piglets too. They are so cute! (They don't have a good traffic-flow around the pen, though... that's kind of annoying.)


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