Special to the Press
BRISTOL - The Animal Affair Traveling Petting Zoo came to Manross Memorial Library Thursday to the delight of children and parents alike.
This event, made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Library, allowed children to interact with a variety of cute animals. Families entered a fenced in area to interact with bunnies, ducks, chickens, and baby goats under the guidance of Animal Affair’s Kayla Russell. Groups of children and parents were able to pet, feed and brush the animals for 15 minute intervals.
Kids were fascinated to encounter different animals such as Silkie chickens. These fluffy, white chickens are of Asian decent and happily roamed amongst the families. Young bunnies were available for holding as well, yet this activity is reserved for smaller events.
Russell loves her job and has a strong connection with the animals in her petting zoo. She named the three baby goats on the scene herself: Eclipse, Comet, and Luna.
“I named him Eclipse because of the white crescent moon shape on his back,” said Russell. “I love our animals very much and enjoy sharing them with everyone,” she added.
Animal Affair travels anywhere in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut and operates in Rehoboth, Mass.