Ponies

Long Island Horses & Ponies

Ponies, are taxonomically the same animal as a horse, with the difference found primarily in their height, conformation and temperament.

When compared to a horse, ponies usually have thicker manes, tails and coats, as well as shorter legs, wider barrels, heavier bones, shorter and thicker necks and short heads with broad foreheads. Ponies are also known to be calmer than horses and exhibit high levels of intelligence, which makes them ideal of cooperating with human handlers and thus for pony ride sessions.

Ponies are herbivores, meaning they eat grasses and other plant materials. They also have a keen sense of smell and an advanced sense of taste, which provides them with the ability to choose what they would most like to eat. Their lips then make it possible for them to sort even the smallest of grains.

Their eyes are positioned on the sides of their heads, which gives them a range of vision of more than 350 degrees. Additionally, they are able to see very clearly in both day and night and, though they can see colors, they exhibit a colorblindness similar to that found in humans – where reds appear as greens. Ponies also have an elevated sense of hearing. In fact, their ears can rotate up to 180 degrees, which allows them to hear a full 360 degrees around them without having to move their head, but also raises the likelihood that they will encounter noises that will stress or startle them.

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WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK WEATHER PERMITTING -  PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE YOUR VISIT! AND CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES.

Our reopening is in compliance with the New York State Re-Opening Strategic Plan for Zoos.
We can’t wait to see you all, and to do so we will follow strict guidelines and protocols for visitors and staff.

Please read all information below BEFORE YOUR VISIT, and please follow all signage and rules posted in the park. Thank you for your cooperation during our initial re-opening phase.

The information below is subject to change, SO PLEASE CHECK FOR UPDATES BEFORE YOU VISIT. Call 631-878-6644 or visit our facebook page.

Opening Information

Phase 4 Admission Pricing
This year due to COVID19 we will be (mostly) operating as we do each spring with the same prices and animals available. We hope you will visit to support our farm and understand that things are different during these times. But next year will be even better!
Children under 3 are free.
Children 3 - 11 and Seniors are $14.95 + tax
Adults are $16.95 + tax

Open 7 days a week, 10:00am to 5:00 pm. Last Admission sale at 4pm.
Tickets are available at our front Ticket Booth by credit card or cash. No reservation needed.

What will be available during Phase 4?

This year due to COVID19 we will be operating as we do each spring with the same prices and animals available. We hope you will visit to support our farm and understand that things are different during these times. But next year will be even better!

  • Outdoor animal exhibits - Zoo visitors can explore our 25 acre park! Please be aware the indoor exhibit (Discovery Center) must remain closed during Phase One and we are using this time to renovate. See Parrots, Zebra, Coatimundi: Benny (rescued), Deerpark, Nursery, Alpaca herd (re-homed), Emu Family, Ring Tailed Lemurs, Red Foxes, Donkey Families (rescued), Horses (rescued), Sheep, African Serval Cat: Nala (re-homed), Buffalo, Llamas, Rabbits, Mini horses (rescued), Pigs: Kirby and Petey rescued, Alligators, African Sulcatta Tortoises (rescued), Chickens and more!
  • The Deer Park - The Deer Park will be open for guests to walk through!
  • The Nursery - come see our babies! Milk bottles for sale at the ticket booth. Limited supplies.
  • Animal Keeper Feedings:
  • 10:30: Watch & assist the Keeper at the morning bottle feeding of our kid goats - in the Nursery
  • 11am: Emu's - Eugene and Brenda with their Baby Chicks Q & A
  • 2pm: Ring Tailed Lemur Keeper Feeding and Q & A
  • Education Station – Meet an animal star and learn fun facts from those who know them the best! Ms. Amy the Hedgehog, Tortoise, Spotted Gecko, Baby Alligator and more! This will take place with the Keeper inside a pen for safe distancing for all! Times to be announced each day. Check at the ticket booth.

Hand washing Stations: We have 3 hand washing stations with soap, paper towels and garbage pail.
Restrooms - Please remember to wear masks, practice social distancing and wash hands for 20 seconds after use.
Gift Shop - Will be open with limited times.
People Food - Will be closed till further notice. Snacks, ice cream and water available. Please note that, outside food cannot be brought into the zoo.

What will be closed due to COVID19?

Per state regulations, the following will be closed or unavailable during
Phase One of re-opening:
• All Rides (Carousel, Tea Cups and Pony Rides)
• Indoor Exhibit- Discovery Center
• Main Stage Show
• Our Florida animals, including the Giraffe will not be able to visit during this year.
Additional Phase One Guidelines
• No Outside Food - Guests cannot bring outside food into the zoo. Exceptions may be made for smaller items such as small snacks, a water bottle, formula and any childcare necessities, or food required for medical reasons. Coolers and full lunches cannot be brought into the zoo, however.
• No Coolers or Lunches - We reserve the right to inspect any bags brought into the zoo.
• Rentals are not available at this time – wagon & wheelchair rentals will unfortunately not be available when we first open. Guests are still welcome to bring their own strollers. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Health & Safety Guidelines

We are committed to keeping you healthy and safe, but we rely on you to protect yourself too.
If you are sick or believe you have been recently exposed to the virus, please do not visit until well. We recommend that visitors who are over 65 years old or with underlying health issues wait to visit during later phases.

Cover Your Mouth & Nose With a Face Mask

All visitors over the age of 2 must wear a face mask during their entire visit, excluding those unable to wear a face covering for medical reasons. We recommend that guests who are unable to wear a face mask wait until later phases to visit.

Practice Social Distancing

Please practice social distancing and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other visitor groups and zoo staff.

Wash your Hands often & Avoid Touching Your Face

Please wash or sanitize your hands frequently. When washing your hands, remember to wash using soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Avoid Touching Surfaces

We are trying our best to keep surfaces in the zoo as sanitized as possible, but please try to avoid touching surfaces to reduce potential exposure and the spread of COVID-19. Remember to wash or sanitize your hands after touching anything other guests may have touched.


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