|The Barn Yard was a petting zoo that had more than your typical farm animals. It was also the home of Miss Vicki, Carowinds' prized baby elephant. The Barn Yard was a short-lived attraction located in the southeastern corner of the park, and was removed after the 1976 season. According to a recent email I received, the original property owners (the McClelland's) agreed to the sale their property with a few stipulations listed in the deed. One, was that they wanted a petting zoo to be built to represent the property's long farming past. This is very interesting information and much appreciated!