Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A January Afternoon At The Zoo

"They say that it's all happening at the zoo,
I do believe it, I do believe it's true,
At the zoo, at the zoo...."
-Paul Simon

Chinguacousy Park near the downtown Brampton core is a 100 acre recreation area featuring a petting zoo, tea room cafe, a skate board park, wedding chapel and a top notch plant nursery. Paddleboat rentals are available for use on a fair sized pond within the park. A creek runs through the park so a number of the walking trails feature beautiful pony bridges.

During the winter some animals such as the peacocks, rabbits and hogs spend the winter in the barn.

Others tend to thrive in the outdoors.

Mallards will stay in the park year round as long as there is some open water. This year it has not been a problem.