Born in April 2017, Silas still has a little growing to do, and is absolutely lovable AND huggable! He is quickly stealing the hearts of all the critter crew members — much to the consternation of Mini Cooper (mini horse) since he was the previous favorite!
Silas hit the ground running on the Cowboy Critter team. The day after he was hired, he was at his first TV news station! The very next week, he attended a ManaPro commercial set, and the following weekend was in Manchester, Missouri, for his first Live Nativity! Silas also loves the attention…erm…treats that come as a perk for working at Cowboy Critters Petting Zoo!
Silas is a Miniature Zebu calf. He is smaller than our sheep at the moment, but will probably pass them in height by the spring. When full grown, Silas will be much smaller than other cattle breeds. He will not be considered full grown for another 2 – 2.5 years, and will stand less than 42” at the shoulder.
The Miniature Zebu breed is known for being exceptionally docile and easy to handle. Silas is no different. He has quickly acclimated to life here with the petting zoo, and has already made friends with many of the other petting zoo critters!
Probably the best way to really meet Silas is to bring him to your event!
Silas is traveling with our indoor live nativity this year, and has already attended several birthday parties as a member of the petting zoo! If you want to meet him in the St. Louis area, he will be at the Journey to Bethlehem in Columbia, IL Dec 8th – 10th!
If you haven’t attended a petting zoo with Silas yet…you’ve missed out on meeting one of the cutest animals alive!
It is that time of year again…”Jingle bells”, Christmas cheer and “Away in the Manger,” and many church communities in the St. Louis area would love to bring a live nativity to their Christmas Eve service. Live sheep, goats, mini cow, and mini donkey are the perfect addition to any Christmas Eve nativity scene. Our adorable nativity critters are quite friendly and available to travel anywhere in the greater St. Louis area from O’Fallon to South County, Florrisant to Arnold!
There is just one problem. Christmas in St. Louis is a pretty chilly time of year, and no one enjoys standing out in the cold even if it is to pet our adorable nativity animals. Many people are willing to brave the cold because the nativity scene is just that cool, but why suffer if you don’t have to?!
In the past, it has been difficult to bring the nativity scene indoors because the goats are a bit messy at times, but now the problem has been solved! Our team recently designed and tested a heavy duty, portable, waterproof and natural looking liner to protect flooring from the mess. Just recently the liner was tested at the Fox 2 news station for a World Vision segment. We brought the critters in the TV studio with all the equipment and the liner saved the floor from virtually all mess! Since our original test, the design has been further improved and is ready to travel anywhere in St. Louis to accompany the indoor live nativity scene.
How did we do it? The base of the floor liner is made from two sheets of heavy duty greenhouse plastic that can stand up to virtually any wear. The next layer is soft padding to absorb moisture and give the animals a soft place to lie down. On top of the padding is a natural stable looking fabric to fit in with our beautiful wooden nativity coral panels. The final step was to roll the plastic over the edge for extra leakage protection — problem solved!
Now, bring our live nativity indoors at no extra cost! Just imagine how much the interactive nativity critters will contribute to your family Christmas Eve experience.
You really can stay warm and enjoy the nativity story up close and personal!
Flying Diamond Morgan’s Prince was born in 2011 near Springfield, MO, and joined the Cowboy Critters team summer of 2017. He has been giving pony rides in St. Louis and St. Peters since 2014, and the children love his puppy-like personality.
Because Prince has a brilliant white color (when he isn’t rolling in mud that is) he makes the perfect candidate for unicorn and My Little Pony parties! Prince loves the extra attention and awesome look that he gets for each party! We travel anywhere to give pony rides in the greater St. Louis area, and even into Illinois. So, please ask for Prince if you want to host the perfect My Little Pony ride party!
Rainbow Dash is by far Prince’s most popular alter-ego, but he is plenty happy to come dressed as Apple Jack, Rarity, Shutter Fly, or ever Twilight Sparkle! As Prince’s make up artists, we need some time to make sure that we have all the right colors, so please don’t hesitate to call now if you want to host a unicorn or My Little Pony ride party in the St. Louis area (add $50 for dye costs).
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As you can see, Prince loves attention. While we have only done unicorns, My Little Pony and spartan warrior, we are happy to look into other ideas if we have enough time to gather supplies. Our goal here is to make dreams come true, so please don’t hesitate to ask!
~Prince and Marta