Bristol Zoo to close

Bristol Zoo to close

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LordGrover

Original Poster:

32,385 posts

181 months

Friday 27th November 2020
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I'm not the biggest fan of caging wild animals, but sad to see Clifton Zoo is to close. Used to love it as a kid.

Bristol Zoo.

Scrump

15,281 posts

127 months

Friday 27th November 2020
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Looks like relocating to their larger site just outside the city rather than totally closing.
Probably a good thing as the Clifton site is very small.

Yertis

16,328 posts

235 months

Friday 27th November 2020
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That's actually quite sad but understand the logic. Surprised visitor numbers were falling though.

jonny142

1,169 posts

194 months

Friday 27th November 2020
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The old car park attendant has bought the land the Zoo's on apparently biggrin

Mikebentley

2,959 posts

109 months

Friday 27th November 2020
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He did well that parking attendant. It’s an amazing story.

jules_s

3,086 posts

202 months

Friday 27th November 2020
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Scrump said:
Looks like relocating to their larger site just outside the city rather than totally closing.
Probably a good thing as the Clifton site is very small.
But very very High in value....

As for the relocation site - we went there earlier this year, lots of potential (big car park!) and the investment there showed it was only a matter of time tbh

Saleen836

9,031 posts

178 months

Friday 27th November 2020
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jonny142 said:
The old car park attendant has bought the land the Zoo's on apparently biggrin
Thought he retired to Barbados or somewhere like that?

bristolbaron

3,148 posts

181 months

Monday 30th November 2020
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Saleen836 said:
jonny142 said:
The old car park attendant has bought the land the Zoo's on apparently biggrin
Thought he retired to Barbados or somewhere like that?
I’d love for it to have been true. Sadly not.

Relocation is definitely a good idea. The Wild Place site is great, much better access and parking and tonnes more space for the animals. In previous years we’ve had joint membership for both and attended Wild Place far more frequently.

The sale price of the Clifton site will ensure Wild Place has world class facilities, I just hope entrance costs don’t increase beyond the already relatively high prices.