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BARBOURSVILLE — The Great American Petting Zoo visited Tower Food Fair in Barboursville on Sunday. The free exhibit gives folks a chance to cuddle, pet and feed a variety of animals — including llamas, wallabies and African pygmy goats — through Monday, July 19, at multiple Tri-State locations.

The petting zoo’s remaining schedule includes Monday, July 5, Foodland, Chapmanville, West Virginia; Tuesday, July 6, Pic-Pac, Man, West Virginia; Sunday, July 18, Nitro Supermarket, Nitro, West Virginia; Monday, July 19, Piggly-Wiggly, Eleanor, West Virginia.

Up to 30 animals roam freely from noon to 7 p.m. in the petting zoo, including exotic sheep, Vietnamese potbellied pigs, bantam chickens, miniature call ducks and newborn animals on occasion.

Admission to the petting zoo is free with any purchase from a participating grocer. For more information, visit

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