So, in some surprising news, the park will be applying for a licence to operate a zoo! Now, I have always said they could really benefit from a petting zoo style area, so I'm all for this. With the work that's taken place this year, you would have to imagine that it will be located next to Eggspress, which again would be great, because that land hasn't been used since the age of the Dinosaurs ;) Discuss...
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Well I guess we will find out what's actually going on when the application goes live.
potentially yet id say unlikely. I think its just a normal thing they have to advertise.
Sure will be some people wonderign where the zoo is next season. Lol
Maybe it's to do with the East Suffolk council being a brand new council so they have to reapply for a licence?
I also thought it along the lines of a bluff, especially as both fan pages have now shared the news. When its something new, they'll want to do a big announcement, although that notice is up at the park for anyone to see.
Its probably law they have to put this up yet who knows. I guess this was our big announcement too !
But.... why would they put a public notice up if it was just something needed for the sea lions etc?
I'm not buying into that. Especially with Bagatelle (sister park) adding a farmyard themed area for 2019, which included a small petting zoo.
That is not new news, the sealions have always been under this type of license. So in other words this is not new and we are back to square one !
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but... www.pleasurewoodplace.com/post/pleasurewood-hills-not-zoo
If the animals are being transported all over the place that's another reason to not support this move, i found an report about that very subject and how stressful and upsetting for the animals to keep being shipped around and unable to settle.. honestly the most you look into it the worse it gets, it's horrendous. and yet there's no real positive side to having it. Remember it was only 5 years ago those places were closing world wide, because of how cruel and unsafe they are. Plus we don't want this to happen either. "New Attraction for 2021... two new sheep" Edit: Just want to remind people, PWH use to have animals during the 80's. although i don't remember them.
As Matt mentioned, with the connecting to WMSP, they could just go there for the winter months.
In terms of cost could be open all year round as they were plans for the soft play area to be or the animals might be kept at a farm or something over winter.
If they do it.. id be worried about E. coli, Salmonella, Bacteria, Campylobacter and Listeria, don't care if people infect themselves, but that stuff can spread.
Plus, this article brings up something i hadn't even thought about.. https://nhes.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/when-you-think-about-itpetting-zoos-good-idea-or-bad/
Wasnt Amazonia a reptile place, and didn't that close down years ago? 🤣
Amazonia, Africa Live, Banham Zoo, Thrigby Hall, & Pettits, yes what Norfolk really needs is miniature zoo number 6, that'll bring the crowds in. *bangs head on desk*
If this goes on land that hasn't been used in over 15 years, then I really cant see any downside to this development.
Putting a petting zoo in, while it is obviously going to be appealing for families, should not in any way be used as a means to justify not investing in terms of rides; it should not in any way be a substitute for any kind of ride. If it is simply an invstment on the side then fine, it seems to be quite a good idea, but it won't have as much of an impact as saving funding up for something more substantial. They obviously really care about the parrots and sealions and put a huge amount of work into the shows, so hopefully that also translates to this new idea.
If its cruel for PWH to have them, then I guess its cruel for every household that has a rabbit in a hutch, or even a dog that just lives in a house. What about someone who owns a horse that lives in a stable?
And why are you not reacting like this on a daily basis towards the sea lions? Pettings zoo are far from cruel I'm afraid.
I also assume with comments like that, you must be a vegetarian? The living conditions of animals sent to slaughter are far, far worse than anything you could see in a petting zoo.
. it'll be so small it's just cruel for the rabbits or sheep or goats, those things need space.. it's hideous when you see those tiny encloses that other theme parks have for their animals.. even if remove that play ground there's gonna be hardy any room for those animals to run. If it's seasonal then those poor things have to be carted about, and if it's not it's money being spent during close season.. what's the point? It's alright for those big parks, they've got money.. and space.. we have neither at the hills. We need ride, not goats.
If it's a small petting thing then ok perhaps yet the rest of the park desperatel needs TLC and cash spent just look at our graveyard of rides for a start...we need rides this is what brings people to theme parks
Yeah I totally understand a petting zoo I have made it out like a full zoo my mistake, however is it really gonna make a profit? That’s the only problem I have with it, and during the closed season how are they gonna cover the cost but then they do have the Sea lions and parrots