Northern Territory

It’s Show time … so get out there

Darwin Police Rangers’ Brooke Wauchope, 12, keeps a close eye on the piglet display.

ALL the colour and festivity of the Royal Darwin Show was on display on Thursday as it kicked off its first day.

A standout favourite was the animal exhibits, with kids and adults alike keen to be disarmed by ducklings, pat piglets and giggle over goats.

Brooke Wauchope, 12, was helping out at the show for the first time by looking after two of the piglets.

“I just wanted to help out with the animals and help people have a good time,” he said.

“The animals are the best part of the show and I’m getting to show them off and look after them.”

Only metres away, Taminmin College student Elextra Srbinovski was excited to be showing an animal for the first time.

The 15-year-old said she loved watching people’s reactions when they got up close with the animals. “Most people think the goats are pregnant, but then we let them feed them and they realise they’re just fat…

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