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Bring The Kids to Petting Zoo in Saxonville

June 8, 2011 (9:17 pm EST)
Filed under: Around Town by News Staff
Worker unloads camel for traveling zoo in Framingham, MA

Take a camel ride! Pet and feed baby animals! Enjoy some family fun at the Pinefield Shopping Center, June 8th through June 12th, 2011.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Looking for some family fun? The Records & Burpee Traveling Zoo is setup in the Pinefield Shopping Center parking lot and will be here for the rest of the week!

They will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 9, 10 and 11th from 11:00am until approximately 8:00pm, and Sunday June 12th until 5:00pm.

Bring the kids to see, pet and feed baby llamas, pygmy goats,  sheep and other farm animals!

Next to the petting zoo pens there's an exotic animal exhibit -- you never know what you might see!

In past years they've brought kangaroos, lemurs, zebras, toucans, leopard-like serval cats,  coatimundi, alligators, orangutans, anteaters, monkeys, emus and other exotic and unusual animals.

Outside, in the parking lot there are camel rides, pony rides, a bouncy-house/ moonwalk and concession stands serving carnival favorites like cotton candy, carmel apples, fried dough and more!

Pinefield Shopping Center is located on the corner of Water St. and Nicholas Rd. in Saxonville, (across from the McAuliffe Branch Library). The petting zoo, rides and concessions are only open through Sunday -- weather permitting -- so don't wait until the last minute!


  1. Brought my 2 year old daughter and she LOVED the pony rides and seeing / feeding all the other animals. The people who worked there were very nice. It was a great time!

    Comment by K — June 13, 2011 @ 7:55 am

  2. (from PETA website)

    “Tethered tightly to turnstiles and forced to plod in endless circles, ponies can suffer from hoof ailments and are often left sore and chafed from ill-fitting equipment. Life on the road for camels used for rides bears no resemblance to a natural existence. Stuffed into cramped, unventilated trucks and trailers and dragged to fairgrounds and other venues across the country, these intelligent animals are forced to endure endless hours of plodding in circles while carrying patrons on their back.”

    Comment by kelly — August 26, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

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