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Family visits to Shepherds Place Farm give animal lovers the opportunity to get acquainted with a whole menagerie of creatures. The Graizelound-based site accommodates a variety of rodents and other animals such as meerkats, ducks and geese, wallabies, deer, a pony, as well as exotic species including tortoises and rheas. The farm aims to make visits both fun and educational, allowing curious visitors to find out about the life cycle of eggs inside the incubator room, and possibly even handle real chicks. There are more hands-on experiences to be had at the guinea pig village, where guests can hold and learn how to care for the rodents, as well as the rabbits. Elsewhere, an on-site cafe serves hot and cold food, drinks and snacks, or groups can relax in the picnic area.