A housewarming with a difference…

Animals make themselves at home at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s brand new Hullabazoo Farm

Animals at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s new Hullabazoo Farm enjoyed some farmyard fun today when keepers give them housewarmings with a difference to celebrate the opening of their new home.

The pygmy goats received their favourite treats in unusual gift wrapping to discover and tear open and the bunnies enjoyed a special welcome party in their cosy new enclosure, while miniature donkeys Trevor and Tulip came face-to-face with the first children to visit the farm.

Trevor and Tulip with a child
 

Also set to take up residence at Hullabazoo Farm are guinea pigs, ferrets, Gloucester old spot pigs and piglets, sheep and lambs, and in-keeping with Easter, newly-hatched chicks.

Opening to the public on Saturday 5 April, just in time for the Easter holidays, every element of the farm has been specially designed to enable visitors to get closer to the animals than ever before.

easter chicks at the farm

They’ll be able to explore the pygmy goats’ walk-through home, groom ponies and join in with daily interactive talks and activities, including hands-on mini keeper sessions, animal handling, and storytelling, with keepers on hand to answer all of their farmyard questions.

Joining ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for the farm’s opening weekend will be Britain’s most famous pig – Peppa. She’ll be meeting and greeting visitors along with her brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig.

Hullabazoo Farm joins Hullabazoo Indoor Play and Hullabazoo Adventure Play, all located at the heart of the Zoo and open 364 days of the year

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