Christie has a Class C exhibitor's license from the Department of Agriculture.
“Wisconsin is fairly open-minded when it relates to the ownership of exotic animals," Christie said. "We're one of only five states that requires no license or permit. Local governments can place restrictions but the Lake Geneva area doesn't."
Visitors get an hour ride on a custom-built wagon pulled by a tractor to interact with the animals. Guests can pet the animals, feed them and just admire them.
“At a zoo they’d be caged in, but here they get to roam free and you’re caged in, so you get to see the animals in kind of a different perspective," visitor Zach Blumenfeld said. “You just see all different kinds of animals from all over the world."