I would be leery of having a zorse or zony in a petting zoo situation. I've worked with someone who breeds Zebras, zorses ect., and you have to be very careful even when just approaching the animal, as they are big flight or fight, and if cornered as can so easily and accidentally happen in a stall or corral, they will fight, and it isn't pretty. Children do not have the capability of understanding approaching slowly, making no sudden moves, and that based on body language, maybe that particular animal doesn't want to be pet. Children will try and follow the animal around, will be trying to run from awesome weird animal to the next, and it would just plain and simply not be safe to have around kids. They may be cool and interesting to have around, but in my mind, in this case, the risks far outweigh the "awesomeness" of having a zony to show off. Just my two cents. Though I do agree they are very interesting looking, the lady I worked with had a zorse that was a paint, was amazing looking.