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Drive-thru zoo takes over minor league ballpark

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Posted at 11:54 AM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 19:04:27-04

FLORENCE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Looking for something to do this weekend?

One option is normally a baseball game, but due to the pandemic, there are no games this weekend or for the immediate future.

So instead of hosting games, one ballpark is holding a drive-thru animal farm.

The Florence Y'alls gained attention for their name change, and now they're inviting you to come by for a contactless, socially responsible, visit with animals.

"I know that everybody's cooped up at home, so its really special now just to be able to get out and experience that [animal farm] and kids might learn a thing or two as well," Honey Hill Farm general manager, Rob Powell, said.

The farm is 'contactless' meaning visitors must stay in their cars. Visitors can buy food to throw in buckets that hang outside the animal pens.

"We have a great venue here. We just wanted the community something to get out of the house, something to do for people to look forward to," Florence Y'alls facility operations manager, Joseph Manco, said.

The experience includes animals ranging from kangaroos, camels, emus, llamas, yaks, sheep, goats and more.

The Cincinnati Circus Company will also entertain guests who drive through.

The Y'alls Animal Farm will be held Saturday May 23, Sunday May 24, and Monday May 25.

Times and ticket information is available here.

Tickets can also be bought online and staff scans them at the entrance. Powell said all employees wear face masks and gloves as well.