Watoto Walk is a new petting zoo at the Audubon Zoo, a 3,000-square-foot enclosure home to Gulf Coast sheep, St. Croix sheep, Nigerian dwarf goats and domestic goats. The design is based on a Masai village, such as can be found on the plains of Kenya or Tanzania. Watoto is Swahili for “children.’’

The village includes a rounded thatched hut that will double as an education area. Watoto Walk is open from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and is included with admission to the zoo at 6500 Magazine St. Audubon Nature Institute members are admitted free of charge.