Monday, 16 October 2006

Foxburrows Farm Zoo

Dorset poll lamb (photo: Brian Ecott)Local news: Foxburrows Farm in Hainault Forest Country Park has achieved zoo status. The regulations governing zoos are tough in the UK, so congratulations to all the staff involved. But don't expect an invasion of exotic species. The farm concentrates on conserving British wildlife and rare breeds of sheep and cattle. Maybe a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig? I can recall when the farm had a breeding herd of llamas before the keeping of exotic animals was tightened up. But llamas spit! Maybe not. Click the title link to see photos of the breeds on display. The Hainault Forest website was one of the first to win a Coxsoft Art Silver Surfer Friendly Award.


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