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    Since my only experience with marsupials here on the North American continent are possums seen dead on the side of the road I decided to visit the Kangaroo Farm just east of Arlington, WA. I made the drive from Snohomish on a sunny July day. I read up on kangaroo biology before going up there. Our guides didn’t go into much detail about the animals. One of the ‘roos is with joey, but the joey is not ready to emerge from the pouch. The animals which not only include two different species of kangaroo, you can also enjoy watching a large enclosure of lemurs – like a roomful of ADHD children, a sweet alpaca, friendly goats, and some Patagonian Cavies – giant guinea pig like critters. The tour was okay, but getting up close and personal with a ‘roo was worth the drive and admission ($9.00). What would be nice would be a tour with a more grown up focus; a tour that goes into detail of the ‘roo’s lifecycle and other more scientific details. But when your tour’s audience is mostly pre-schoolers and grade schoolers you can’t say much more than tell the kids to not run and make noise. If you’ve got young kids or grand kids this is a MUST SEE trip for your family to make. If you’re beyond school age and have the time go back in the fall when the really young kids are back in school. I plan on doing just that come September.

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    My boyfriend and I just went this last Saturday and had a WONDERFUL time! So much fun getting to pet and feed the animals, as well as learn a little bit along the way. The lemurs were my favorite, especially little baby Kiwi :)Will definitely be visiting again.

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    Overall it was a wonderful outing! We did end up in quite a large group, so that made it a little more difficult to get to the animals but it seemed like our tour guides gave us more time to make up for it. I was amazed at how hands-on the tour was! You actually get IN most of the animal enclosures and feed the animals. They have everything from lemurs, wallabies, donkeys, bunnies, llamas, ducks, and more! I really felt like my kids learned so much and received a real life-expanding experience. At the end of the day one of the kids in our group turned to me and said “Best day EVER!” which I thought tells it all! TIPS:-wear rain boots and bring a change of shoes for afterwards. As I said, you are in the animals living spaces and so you are walking through mud and droppings.-if it’s pouring out – reschedule. Everything is outside and would not be fun at all in a downpour. -bring your own antibacterial soap. At the end I finally spied a small water spout with some soap and paper towels next to it. But after a few people used it, it stopped working!-don’t plan on having a picnic there. They don’t have available running water for guests, and there is only a portapotty. I would highly recommend stopping five minutes down the road at Haller Park. It was a nice spot with a playground, covered picnic area, and bathrooms.

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    This place is awesome because you get to pet and feed most of the animals, and the owners are friendly and answer any question you have. The outhouses were clean and have hand sanitizer in them. We did the 10am tour and it was a smaller group which was nice. I wish we could have spent more time feeding and petting the lounging kangaroos and wallabys, some of them really love attention. I would suggest bringing an extra pair of shoes because you may step in some poop

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    My daughter loves petting the kangaroos