The Gentle Zoo Our Petting Zoo offers “hands on” petting and feeding of domestic and exotic animals and birds. We have farm animals and birds commonly found throughout North America as well as from places like Central and South America, and Africa. There is something for everyone to see and enjoy. Our friendly Dallas petting zoo is a wonderful place for birthday parties, school fieldtrips, scout troops, family reunions, church events, playgroup meetups and company events. Come as an individual or as a group, our animals and birds are always happy to see you. The Gentle Zoo sits on 10 acres in Forney, Texas just 25 miles from downtown Dallas. We are just 1/2 block north of I-20 and easily reached from I-80. Please send us an email or call us on the phone so we can answer all of your questions. Our expert staff can help you plan your next memorable birthday party, school fieldtrip, family reunion, playgroup meetup, company sponsored picnic, church fundraiser and much more. We also offer homeschool programs. If you can’t come to us, LET US COME TO YOU! We will gladly bring our mobile petting zoo or animal program to your event.