DENTON — There are some new animals who have either arrived or been born at Work Horse Farm Rescue and Exotics Animal Park on Garey Road. There is the usual cacophony of zebras, camels and emus. The clop of giant horses hoofs and the bleating of playful lambs fill the pastures. But there are some smaller animals that are new to the scene.

The owner Nick Mielke presides over the whole scene like a proud grandfather. There is an albino wallaby with pink eyes. He hops around and pops into his mom’s pouch. There is also a sloth that likes to eat green beans not so slowly. Mielke encourages visitors to feed these animals by hand. He stocks boxes of Wheat Thins.

That other new comer is a 3-day-old porcupine whole quills have not come in yet. He has sleepy eyes and a perfect soft mohawk.

It is fun to see these new residents and be able to hold and feed them. The farm opened last weekend and is taking reservations for visits at 410-479-9750. Mielke likes to text. The farm is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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