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By Paige Murray

As the signs of spring are slowly starting to emerge all around the city so do the baby animals.

Baby Animal Days has been a tradition in Greeley since 1994, when it was established by Bill Jackson, Ann Plum Green and several others.

Every spring, Centennial Village hosts an event where the community can interact with baby animals such as goats, lambs, calves, rabbits and many more. One of the more popular interactions that the community can enjoy is watching Centennial Village staff bottle-feed young animals.

Baby Animal Days SheepThis year the event will take place from April 19th to April 29th and will be located at Centennial Village Museum near Island Grove. The creation of this event helps to remind people and let them experience past life in agriculture.

Admission to the event costs $3.00 for anyone 3 and older (Those under 3 are free). The museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every day during the event.

Families are welcome to spend the day outdoors with the animals and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy. The event is also a great time for daycares and preschools to be able to bring their children to interact with baby animals that they may not see in everyday life.

Weekend days will include horse-drawn wagon rides as long as weather is nice as well.

Everyone is encouraged to join in on the festivities and bring along their friends and families for days full of fun with baby animals.

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