WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- This Wednesday, Smiling Hill Farm is re-starting an old tradition; its petting zoo!
The Westbrook dairy farm shut down its popular petting zoo about 10 years ago because of fears over hoof and mouth disease, as well as damage from a microburst that came through the area. But customers never stopped asking about it, and so Smiling Hill's owner decided it was time to resurrect the attraction.
Construction won't be complete for opening day, but the farm will have many different kinds of farm birds as well as pigs, bunnies, and a baby goat, named Lucky Stripe.
Smiling Hill expects to have between 30 and 50 different kinds of birds and animals here this summer. If the petting zoo proves popular, it might be expanded for next year.