Look at the teeth on that little guy! Did you know that cows don't have upper teeth in the front? Instead there's a "dental plate" with gaps on either side. Cows use their tongues to select grasses to eat, then cut the grass using their lower incisors and the dental plate. They have molars in the back for chewing.
There were some 4-H volunteers with a 5-week-old piglet.
All that petting seemed to make the animals really sleepy. There was a sleepy chicken there last year, too.
And the same sleepy angora bunny, named Velcro.
It's a great educational opportunity, so naturally there are many school groups, along with parents and their kids.
There are even pony rides! Seemed like mostly the under-6 crowd partaking. They're strapped on with pony seat belts. I wonder what the ponies think of the ride up in the freight elevator.
I chatted with the gal running the bee display for couple of minutes.
In her display hive the queen bee is marked with a yellow dot. There's not a huge difference between the queen and the workers. The queen has a longer abdomen, is all. You can also sometimes spot the queen on a frame by looking for a "rosette" of bees, which is her court. She'll be the one in the center.
Next to the bees was T-Bone, the talking steer. Check him out!
Blam! Blam blam blam! Nice shot, Tammy!