HUNDREDS of animal enthusiasts flocked to a mini-petting zoo to see pet lambs, piglets, ducklings and calves.

The 350 visitors to the Robert Fuller gallery, in Thixendale, recently were also treated to pony rides, a woodland quiz, treasure hunt and falconry with Danny Cameron, of Eagle Eye Falconry.

Wildlife artist Robert Fuller said: “Among the activities we had for the children was the chance to dissect owl pellets. Anyone who could find more than five bones could claim a prize. It was quite a draw – one little girl spent over half an hour sifting through one pellet. It was a great day.”

Robert also said that he noticed a few budding wildlife artists among the children who visited the gallery during the day.

He said: “A lot of the children had a go at copying my paintings in the gallery. There was a few budding wildlife artists among them – it can be surprising how good some can be even at a young age.”