Nativity Animals


Our Standard Nativity
Adding live animals to your nativity will enhance the experience for your next Christmas or Holiday event. Our animals have been used in live nativities, parades, photo shoots and much more. We offer a 3-pen nativity with animals that include goats of various species, a miniature Sicilian Donkey, a camel calf (extra charge) and two calves ( Scottish Highlander, Yak or Water Buffalo). Each pen is 10’x10′ and they are connected so the amount of space that will be needed for the pens is 10’x30′. If desired, petting and pictures with the animals is permitted from outside the pens. .

Special Requests
Special requests are considered for approval on an individual basis for each event. Additional fees will apply. Special requests may include, but are not limited to, walking with an animal or having an animal in a nativity scene. Our professional handlers will stand with or lead the animals for your event.

For the health and safety of our animals, we can never guarantee that one specific animal or species will be available for your event.


Nativity animal reservations begin on September 1st. Our Nativity Event is available every day in November and December. 

For the safety and comfort of our animals, they are available for up to five hours per event time per day. All events must be located within 100 miles of the park address. Overnight stays for multiple day bookings are not available. Handlers will travel from and return to the park each day.


  • If temperatures are expected to be or exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the event or during our travel time to and from the event, we reserve the right to cancel and issue any refunds as necessary.
  • Payment is due the day of the event. Full refunds are only available if the program is cancelled before 24 hours of the event.
  • You are responsible for clearing the area where the animals will be set up. Any snow and ice must be cleared before we arrive.
  • Nativity animals are covered by the park’s liability insurance.
  • Handlers can wear themed attire, but the attire must be provided by you.
  • Handlers will provide full set up and clean up. They will arrive early and stay later than your event time at no extra cost to provide this service.
  • No animals booked for a nativity can be ridden by guests or as part of a nativity scene.
  • Approximately 32’ of space must be available for parking our truck and trailer upon arrival.
  • Unless otherwise specified, all nativity animals will be in a set of (3) 10’X10’ pens. If you want a pen animal on a lead during a nativity scene, the extra charges will apply. Arrangements must be made in advance.
  • Please note that we simply provide the animals for your nativity event. The animals are not a performance program.
  • These prices and options are only valid for the Moraine location.
  • Any prices quoted may be adjusted in the future. Prices are locked in once the contract is signed and returned.


Standard 3-pen Nativity ( 2 hours)


3-pen Nativity with Camel calf ( 2 hours)


Each additional hour


Each mile after the first 15


Veterinary Fee

(only applies to programs outside of PA)

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Keith Philips

Interesting and not what I expected. I thought it would be a tiny zoo with nothing I haven’t seen in the local Pittsburgh zoo. We got in at half off as we stayed in the Log Cabin Suits and I was pleasantly surprised. A lot of animals that you could feed by hand and the animals where excited to see you. My kids would definitely enjoy it.

Rabbi Shlomo Silverman

Great way to see animals in a way you rarely get to experience in a regular zoo. More to see than in the Pittsburgh Zoo.

Marian Olech

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