They had to wait a little bit, after rain drowned out the originally scheduled event last week, but on Monday, University of Virginia students finally got to enjoy the Teeny Tiny Zoo, presented by the University Programs Council.
For several hours, McIntire Amphitheater – usually filled with students studying or eating lunch between classes – transformed into a bustling petting zoo overflowing with miniature goats, grinning llamas, fluffy bunnies and delighted, camera-wielding students.
It was a welcome break from the library and great way to welcome spring, said third-year student Lauren Flores, the director of UPC’s Special Events Committee.
“Students love the opportunity to unwind from the stress of their classes and other commitments,” Flores said. “It’s become an important tradition that serves to help students de-stress and have fun in their space.”
The traveling zoo, presented by the University Programs Council, has visited UVA several times over the years and is always a highly anticipated event on Grounds. It is run by the Surry County-based Teeny Tiny Farm, a USDA-approved and -regulated company that brings its caravan of cuteness to events throughout Virginia.
Check out the fun below.