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Six places to see cute animals in London this spring

Six places to see cute animals in London this spring

From London’s city farms to our really wild parks, there are loads of places to spot cute critters in the capital this spring. Here are some of our favourites…

1.Parakeets

On the east bank of Long Water, just before you get to Henry Moore’s ‘Arch’ sculpture in Kensington Gardens, you’ll find a flock of parakeets who are more than happy to land on your hand. Just don’t get in a flap if they do. Kensington Gardens. Lancaster Gate.

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2. Pelicans

More than 40 pretty pelicans have been calling the rocks next to Duck Island Cottage in St James’s Park home for hundreds of years. They were given to Charles II in 1664 by the Russian ambassador.

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3. Lambs

Lambs? Tick! Ducklings? Tick! Head to Vauxhall City Farm for the cutest baby animals in town. You’ll even meet the alpacas that appeared in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Try not to get too starstruck. 165 Tyers St. Vauxhall.

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4. Donkeys

Hackney City Farm has chickens, goats and even a donkey, but the real star of the show at this east London animal hangout is the gigantic pig. Oink! 1a Goldsmiths Row. Hoxton Overground.

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5. Goats

If there’s one thing Spitalfields City Farm is known for, it’s goats. Last weekend they raced against each other in the annual Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race. Go toast the winner and give the loser a cuddle. Buxton St. Shoreditch High St Overground.

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6. A really big rabbit

Looking for the Easter Bunny? You’ll find the biggest, fluffiest rabbit in town at the Horniman Museum & Gardens. Plus a whole petting zoo of other critters (including more alpacas). 100 London Rd. Forest Hill Overground.

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Want more nature? Find out where to spot wildlife in London all year round.

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