PARK Rose at Carnaby has welcomed two new residents to its stable of exotic birds and animals.
Alpacas Nuzzle and Scratch are the latest additions to the Park Rose Birds of Prey and Animal Park, and owner Clare Steele is confident that the pair will become firm favourites with visitors.
“They are hilarious,” she said. “They have really strong personalities and are so funny to watch.
“They will eat carrots out of your hand and follow you round, and when they get startled they throw themselves down on to the ground.”
“I’ve never had alpacas before but I love them already.”
And for visitors worried about being showered with the spit that the camel family is known for, Clare has some good news: “They only spit at each other, not at people!” she said.
The centre is now gearing up for half-term and is running a Fun Week from October 23 to 28.
A range of attractions, including a bouncy castle, slides and face painting will take place and the week will also see the launch of the park’s first farmers’ market on October 27 and 26 – something which Clare is very excited about.
She said: “It’s something we’d been thinking about for a while and if it takes off we’d like to run a farmers’ market on a regular basis.
“We would keep it very local and if we can support local farmers and give them a base to sell their produce then it can only be a good thing.”
With the exception of the Fun Week, the park is now closed on weekdays for the winter season until March 1.