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Borth Animalarium Animalarum for sale

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by dean, 25 Jan 2016.

  1. dean

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    It has been for sale for years .
     
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  4. dean

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    Sorry i thought this must be a resale.
     
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    It may be to someone or to others who are not familiar with the zoo or with anything relating to it, so yes it is relevant.
     
  8. Johnny Morris.

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    It's no interest to anyone, i've never been to this place but you seem just to be stirring.
     
  9. Nanook

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    Yes, its been put up for sale off and on for the past few years, originally it was up for £850,000 so its going down, year on year !!
     
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    well ill make a promise here if i win the lottery i will buy it
     
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    If you win it I wish you the very best of British Luck to make it work and profitable for you!!
     
  12. Nanook

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    Yes, I think there are many people on here that would love to buy the place, but in reality, the site is a very poor one, it regularly floods, it has a very low visitor catchment area and would take a vast amount of spare money to plough into it to improve it further, but like I often say, location is EVERYTHING when you have a zoo, and if that ain`t right you might as well not bother.
     
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    Exactly. There have been plenty that have looked into it over the years, so there's a very good reason that it's never sold.

    Don't get me wrong, the owners and dedicated staff are lovely.....but you'd need a buttload of cash and the luck of every leprechaun in Ireland (or whatever the welsh equivalent is) to make a success of this one.
     
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    Absolutely, I agree, I know the owners and they are great people, they have worked hard there, but the current site is far from ideal as a zoo.

    I have to say that it was initially very over-priced at £850,000, and although it has come down a great deal since then, it is still pretty expensive.
     
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    interesting so if you bought it would you change it and how
     
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    I wouldn`t buy it. Not even if I could afford it.
     
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    I visited recently . The lions have settled very well and enjoy the views from their enclosure . They can be left overnight in the covered outside area but not in the larger open-topped area . As it was a non-feed day they were confined to the covered area as they will only come in when fed .

    As a keeper needs to be present when visitors are in the new area it is not always open . Apart from the lions there are a pair of emu with their chicks in this area ( as well as ponies , sheep and a calf ) . An aviary has no occupants .

    A second female lynx had recently been received as company for theirs . They did not know the new arrival was pregnant , she could be seen nursing at least cubs in her shelter , the enclosure is temporarily split in two .

    Two coati have been born . With the new EU rules on 'undesirable' species they might be some of the last 'legal' births .

    No sign of the sunbirds in the 'Tropical Aviary ' .
     
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    This actually really annoys me, because I gave them those coati babies (brother and sister) for nowt on the stipulation that they get the male neutered. It seems that they now have inbred babies!:mad:
     
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    What do you guys think this place should be priced at if you were to offer? most seem to be against it at 650k.
     
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    Unless you're getting a valuation from local estate agents/land valuers and local accountants/business valuers anything beyond, "it doesn't seem a viable business due to it's remote location" is a shot in the dark.