Old Town Hall Museum hosts annual free petting zoo

By Lisa Stone - ReminderNews
Enfield - posted Wed., Jun. 26, 2013
Mason feeds the Flemish giant rabbit during the Enfield Historical Society’s free petting zoo at the Old Town Hall Museum on June 23. Photos by Lisa Stone.
Mason feeds the Flemish giant rabbit during the Enfield Historical Society’s free petting zoo at the Old Town Hall Museum on June 23. Photos by Lisa Stone.

Enfield’s Old Town Hall Museum hosted the Enfield Historical Society’s annual free petting zoo on June 23. People of all ages came out to get acquainted with the animals brought by Step By Step Animal Fun from Orange, Mass. The animals that were admired by the crowd included sheep, alpacas, a donkey, a goat, a Flemish giant rabbit and an African zebu.

Elda Bertrand, a volunteer for the Old Town Hall, helped show people around and get acquainted with the animals. “People need to take a look at the African zebu,” Bertrand said. “It is the only animal with large horns. It is a bit bigger than the donkey, and the kids really seem to like him. When people are done with petting the animals, there are free cookies and cold drinks available at the door step of the building.”

Step By Step Animal Fun buys its animals at an action in Mt. Hope, Ohio, and hosts petting zoos all over New England. The organization averages about two events per weekend. The company provided animal feeding pellets to the visitors free of charge.

“I love the animals. This is fun,” said Maya Courchesne. Courchesne and her brother Seth made their rounds to all the animals.

Jalyn Santana and her sister Cassie couldn’t wait to feed all the animals and pet each one. “They’re really pretty,” said Cassie.


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