21 October 2005

Zoo to become five star hotel?

| johnboy
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CityNews have a slightly interesting story on the new CEO of the zoo who views a complete lack of zoo experience as an asset.

But this bit really caught my eye.

Plans for the expansion of Canberra Zoo include a 99-year lease on 60 hectares to the south on which will be a five-star hotel. Mr Hull said visitors will be able to have breakfast while watching the animals have theirs just metres away.

Five stars eh?

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well this has come out of nowhere.

i recall him asking for extra land, i hope that he paid for it instead of having it gifted by the govt.

i suspect that it will be a financial disaster.

Because they’re not your chimpanzees, you get to watch and not have to clean up after them…

I think this guy has rather high hopes of people eating breakfast looking out at *insert lame african sounding name here* giraffes and lions, when in reality it’ll be closer to watching the keepers shovel yesterdays breakfast refuse to the pigs in the slop pit.

Why spend money watching a herd of chimpanzees eating breakfast when that’s what I get at home every day?

Shouldn’t you call him Pinchy 😉

and a dinosaur add on pack…i think there was a dinosaur one

Sounds like you need to buy yourself a copy of zoo tycoon sam.

Samuel Gordon-Stewart3:21 pm 21 Oct 05

Two questions:
1. Do you get a discount if the animals try to eat you?
2. How many stars does the hotel lose when the animals invade?

Ok, three questions…
3. Any chance of dinosaurs and a Jurassic Park reenactment?

They have a fancy hotel at the Dubbo zoo. I haven’t stayed there, but I believe you get to help the zookeepers do the morning feed.

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