Kittens and Bunnies and Pigs, Oh My!

A Day at the Petting Zoo
Gladys M Kisela, Nathalie R. Miraval, and Kamara A. Swaby

Well, it’s a jungle out there. Every Thursday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the grass outside the Science Center Plaza is gifted with the presence of farm animals.

This “Plaza Pet Therapy Zoo” is put on by Harvard’s Common Spaces initiative, which aims to foster a stronger sense of community through events like these. The animals featured include chickens, ducks, goats and the occasional kitten or two. But sadly, there are no squirrels.

What kind of therapy do these pets provide? Cuddling these cute animals could help people get over missing their pets, help those who are mad about a terrible B+ realize it’s not the worst thing in the world, and remind those who are suffering as a result of the series finale of "Breaking Bad" that it’s not the "Dexter" series finale.

So if you want to cuddle with someone cute and don’t want to spend your time searching in your lecture class, come visit the petting zoo.

Press play to see a video of the petting zoo in action.

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