Get your kicks at Kangaroo Creek
Oct 14, 2013 / 11:00 am
The Kangaroo Creek Farm in Winfield will close for the season on October 27, but there is still time to hold a baby kangaroo, chat with a parrot or kick it with a capybara.
The “by donation” farm has been breeding kangaroos and wallabies for more than 20 years and even has a few wallaroos, a rarer type of kangaroo unrelated to a wallaby.
In October the Farm will be open every weekend from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. They are also open Thanksgiving Monday during the same hours.
“Our staff is very knowledgeable about kangaroos and wallabies and is on hand to answer any questions you might have,” says Caroline Wightman, who co-owns and runs the farm with her husband, Greg.
Kangaroo Creek Farm prides itself on being completely non-commercial and the suggested donation of $5 is on the honour system.
“We depend on your donations to cover our operating costs, which are substantial,” says Caroline. “Everyone needs a little joy in their life and the people that cannot afford to donate much probably need it more than anyone else. If you can’t afford to donate $5 then come as close as you can.”
Also on site are emu, peacocks, fancy chickens, goats, parrots, a baby albino wallaby, baby kangaroos and potbellied pigs. This spring the Farm added a pair of capybara, the world's largest rodent.
For more information on the Kangaroo Creek Farm, visit their website.
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