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Two baby alpacas born at Chinguacousy Park


​BRAMPTON, ON: The Mini Moo Farm at Chinguacousy Park has welcomed two baby alpacas in the past few weeks.

Elsa, whose black and white colouring resembles a tuxedo, was born on March 30 to mother Kalee. Her half-sister Anna was born to mom Leeta on April 18. Both crias (baby alpacas) weighed in at a healthy 15.4 pounds soon after their birth.

Visitors are welcome daily between 12-4 pm to walk through the barn, see the animals and speak to the animal attendants. The alpacas are not the only babies in the barn – Bantam, Cochin and Silkie chicks (baby chickens) are also on display.

Starting Victoria Day weekend (May 21), the Mini Moo Farm will be open daily from 12-8 pm. The Petting Zoo and pony rides will also open that weekend, with extended hours over the summer.

Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
May 21- June 26                 Saturdays and Sundays 12-5 pm
July and August                  Daily 12-5 pm

 

Baby alpacas, Elsa (left) and Anna (right), at Chinguacousy Park’s Mini Moo Farm

In addition to alpacas and chickens, the Mini Moo Farm is home to goats, sheep, ponies, donkeys, peafowl, rabbits and pigs.

Chinguacousy Park offers a variety of other fun activities for families, including mini golf, paddle boats, tropical gardens, greenhouse, playground and splash pad, starting May 21. For more information, please visit www.brampton.ca


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