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Petting Zoo, Camel Rides and More in Pinefield

June 7, 2010 (4:48 pm EST)
Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris
PHOTO - camel from Records & Burpee Traveling Zoo.

Traveling Zoo at Pinefield Shopping Center, June 9th through 13th, 2010.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - If you head down to Pinefield Shopping Center this week you might find a camel or kangaroo in your usual parking spot.

Once again, Records & Burpee Traveling Zoo will be set up in the parking lot directly across from the McAullife Branch Library June 9 - 13, 2010 from 11:00am until approximately 9:00pm.

The kids petting zoo, camel rides, pony rides, moonwalk rides and carnival foods concessions, (cotton candy, carmel apples, fried dough and more), are always a popular end of the school year treat for families with young kids.

The Traveling Zoo, named for owners Larry Records and Alexandra Burpee usually arrive with between 50 and 100 animals from their farm, (which is located in Dudley, MA).

You never what they might bring.  In the past lemurs, zebras, toucans, kangaroos, leopard-like serval cats, coatimundi, South American alligators -- and even an orangutan have made their way to Saxonville.  Baby llamas, pygmy goats and other friendly farm animals fill out the petting and feeding area of the mobile zoo.

Pinefield Shopping Center is located on the corner of Water St. and Nicholas Rd. in Saxonville.  The petting zoo, rides and concessions will be Wednesday through Sunday, (note: in past years the show has closed early on Sunday -- so don't want until the last minute!)

For more info on Records & Burpee, visit their website at:


  1. better than the amusement park that is up that has music glorifying gangster culture and swears and parents are bringing their little kids to it>? Wow What a trashy neighborhood this has become

    Comment by RBA — May 11, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

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