Fresno Chaffee Zoo will officially open its new Valley Farm exhibit Friday with a 9 a.m. welcoming ceremony.
The exhibit is a refurbishing of the Small Wonders petting zoo, said Scott Barton, zoo director.
Valley Farm will have chickens and many popular area crops, including corn, sunflowers, pumpkins, alfalfa and cotton. Food crops will get used for zoo animal feed, including eggs produced by the chickens, Barton said.
"This was very much community driven," he said. "The farming community was very excited about this."
Valley Farm is sponsored Gar Tootelian, a farm services company based in Reedley. No money from Measure Z, the tenth-of-a-cent sales tax, was used for the project, Barton said.
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