When visitors come to our farm, there's one question that always comes up: "What does it take to care for the animals at Noah's Landing every day?
The short answer? A lot. Most of our animals receive two feedings a day, a morning meal of pellets or grain and an afternoon meal of fresh fruits and vegetables. Each tailored to the species' unique tastes and habits. (Our wallabies, for example, refuse to eat Granny Smith apples but will gobble down a salad topped with Golden Delicious.) On a weekly basis, our animals can consume 250 pounds of fruits and vegetables and 100 pounds of specialty foods. A single 30-pound bag of food can cost more than $30. Then there's the cost of treats, veterinary care and maintenance, and new habitat construction. It quickly adds up!
All proceeds from admission, off-site programs, family tours, birthday parties, and summer camp also support the animals.