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2021-04-20 12:08:51 AM  
Zoos suck. I'm betting this one sucks even more than usual.
 
2021-04-20 12:11:25 AM  
Better than sleeping with the fishes.
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2021-04-20 12:19:18 AM  
Wouldn't a cheetah be sleeping with somebody else?
 
2021-04-20 12:19:57 AM  
Cucked by a cheetah.
 
2021-04-20 12:20:43 AM  

bingethinker: Wouldn't a cheetah be sleeping with somebody else?


Possibly with a cougar?
 
2021-04-20 12:22:51 AM  

bingethinker: Wouldn't a cheetah be sleeping with somebody else?


Wow
 
2021-04-20 12:23:39 AM  

bingethinker: Wouldn't a cheetah be sleeping with somebody else?


I was going to say that it's rare you know you are sleeping with a cheetah.  I was too slow.
 
2021-04-20 12:26:59 AM  
Yes, because the West Midlands is exactly like the Serengeti.
 
2021-04-20 12:49:38 AM  

VisualiseThis: Yes, because the West Midlands is exactly like the Serengeti.


While I only glanced at the article, I'd wager the cheetahs were probably "pets" and the owners quickly learned how difficult and expensive it was to have them. Can't return them to the wild, and respectable sanctuaries are full. So, either put them to work as this novelty and they pay their own way, or euthanize them. The elephants were probably circus animals, so in the same boat.

The hotel helps pay for the animals, the animals get to live another day. Not even close to an ideal situation, but how else to care for them? I don't see any billionaires stepping up to pay the bills. If you have a better solution, let's hear it.
 
2021-04-20 1:08:18 AM  

HoratioGates: bingethinker: Wouldn't a cheetah be sleeping with somebody else?

I was going to say that it's rare you know you are sleeping with a cheetah.  I was too slow.


Well, half the people sleeping with them likely know...
 
2021-04-20 1:12:25 AM  
Hey I remember this from the last time it was posted!

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2021-04-20 1:13:45 AM  

wax_on: Zoos suck. I'm betting this one sucks even more than usual.


Exactly.  At first I was all, "OMG yes, sign me up!"

And then I RTFA and I was all, "NFW, really, the UK??  No thanks..."

/I find zoos depressing
//even the best ones, like San Diego's
 
2021-04-20 1:17:19 AM  
my aunt slept with a cheetah. when she found out, she cut off his peckah with a butchah knife. worcester police never found it
 
2021-04-20 1:27:04 AM  
A pale, pasty imitation of the original Treetops, where Elizabeth became Queen, before the Mau Mau burned it.
 
2021-04-20 1:28:19 AM  
That window! It's a reverse zoo! I love it!
 
2021-04-20 1:41:49 AM  
Jim Corbett, the guy who killed all those maneating tigers and leopards in India was invited to escort Princess Elizabeth on her trip to Kenya (always got to have a good guy with a gun, and he had pretty decisively proven he was good), wrote in the visitors log:

For the first time in the history of the world, a young girl climbed into a tree one day a Princess and after having what she described as her most thrilling experience she climbed down from the tree next day a Queen - God bless her.
 
2021-04-20 1:56:40 AM  

MBooda: Better than sleeping with the fishes.
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2021-04-20 2:07:31 AM  

indy_kid: VisualiseThis: Yes, because the West Midlands is exactly like the Serengeti.

While I only glanced at the article, I'd wager the cheetahs were probably "pets" and the owners quickly learned how difficult and expensive it was to have them. Can't return them to the wild, and respectable sanctuaries are full. So, either put them to work as this novelty and they pay their own way, or euthanize them. The elephants were probably circus animals, so in the same boat.

The hotel helps pay for the animals, the animals get to live another day. Not even close to an ideal situation, but how else to care for them? I don't see any billionaires stepping up to pay the bills. If you have a better solution, let's hear it.


Uh, no.  The wildlife park was already there, they added the lodges later.
 
2021-04-20 2:08:41 AM  
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2021-04-20 2:09:23 AM  
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2021-04-20 2:53:00 AM  
fun fact:

Elephants see us as cute the same way we see puppies as cute. So for the  elephants it's an exciting time to see and play around the cute humans.
 
2021-04-20 4:15:55 AM  

indy_kid: VisualiseThis: Yes, because the West Midlands is exactly like the Serengeti.

While I only glanced at the article, I'd wager the cheetahs were probably "pets" and the owners quickly learned how difficult and expensive it was to have them. Can't return them to the wild, and respectable sanctuaries are full. So, either put them to work as this novelty and they pay their own way, or euthanize them. The elephants were probably circus animals, so in the same boat.

The hotel helps pay for the animals, the animals get to live another day. Not even close to an ideal situation, but how else to care for them? I don't see any billionaires stepping up to pay the bills. If you have a better solution, let's hear it.


Unlikely. The UK actually has laws that prohibit the possession of exotic, dangerous and/or endangered animals, unlike large parts of the US.

We have zoos that offer sleepover experiences here in Australia, but they're straight-up, government run zoos. They're not as up-close as this one, but still...
 
2021-04-20 5:07:02 AM  
I slept at a cabana at a tiger sanctuary a few times. Their late night growls and purrs can be felt in your own damn chest.
 
2021-04-20 5:10:32 AM  

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... guess it's alright?
 
2021-04-20 7:31:37 AM  
this is not on my trip list.  from experience i know that if a cat stares in the window at me with the face that cheetah is making, i'm going to let it in and feed it.
/i was delicious
 
2021-04-20 9:28:39 AM  

Mayhem_2006: indy_kid: VisualiseThis: Yes, because the West Midlands is exactly like the Serengeti.

While I only glanced at the article, I'd wager the cheetahs were probably "pets" and the owners quickly learned how difficult and expensive it was to have them. Can't return them to the wild, and respectable sanctuaries are full. So, either put them to work as this novelty and they pay their own way, or euthanize them. The elephants were probably circus animals, so in the same boat.

The hotel helps pay for the animals, the animals get to live another day. Not even close to an ideal situation, but how else to care for them? I don't see any billionaires stepping up to pay the bills. If you have a better solution, let's hear it.

Uh, no.  The wildlife park was already there, they added the lodges later.


Comprehension ain't your strong suit, is it?
 
2021-04-20 1:51:50 PM  

indy_kid: Mayhem_2006: indy_kid: VisualiseThis: Yes, because the West Midlands is exactly like the Serengeti.

While I only glanced at the article, I'd wager the cheetahs were probably "pets" and the owners quickly learned how difficult and expensive it was to have them. Can't return them to the wild, and respectable sanctuaries are full. So, either put them to work as this novelty and they pay their own way, or euthanize them. The elephants were probably circus animals, so in the same boat.

The hotel helps pay for the animals, the animals get to live another day. Not even close to an ideal situation, but how else to care for them? I don't see any billionaires stepping up to pay the bills. If you have a better solution, let's hear it.

Uh, no.  The wildlife park was already there, they added the lodges later.

Comprehension ain't your strong suit, is it?


The implication of your post was that the lodges had been built to specifically fund care for these animals, which is not the case.  

Given that the rest of your post was erroneous, forgive me for not comprehending this part.
 
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